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Measurement of the 27Al+ and 87Sr absolute optical frequencies

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Author(s)

Holly Leopardi, Kyle Beloy, Tobias B. Bothwell, Samuel M. Brewer, Sarah L. Bromley, Jwo-Sy Chen, Scott Diddams, Robert J. Fasano, Youssef S. Hassan, David B. Hume, Dhruv Kedar, Colin J. Kennedy, Isaac H. Khader, David R. Leibrandt, Andrew D. Ludlow, William F. McGrew, William R. Milner, Daniele Nicolodi, Eric Oelker, Thomas E. Parker, John M. Robinson, Stefania Romisch, Jeffrey A. Sherman, Lindsay I. Sonderhouse, William C. Swann, Jian Yao, Jun Ye, Xiaogang Zhang, Tara M. Fortier

Abstract

We perform absolute measurement of the 27Al+ single-ion and 87Sr neutral lattice clock frequencies at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and JILA at the University of Colorado against a global ensemble of primary frequency standards. Over an eight month period multiple measurements yielded the mean optical atomic transition frequencies nu_Al+ = 1,121,015,393,207,859.50(0.36) Hz and nu_Sr = 429,228,004,229,873.19(0.15) Hz, where the stated uncertainties are dominated by statistical noise and gaps in the observation interval ('dead-time' uncertainty).
Citation
Metrologia

Keywords

Absolute frequency measurement, precision metrology, primary standards, atomic clocks, optical frequency comb

Citation

Leopardi, H. , Beloy, K. , Bothwell, T. , Brewer, S. , Bromley, S. , Chen, J. , Diddams, S. , Fasano, R. , Hassan, Y. , Hume, D. , Kedar, D. , Kennedy, C. , Khader, I. , Leibrandt, D. , Ludlow, A. , McGrew, W. , Milner, W. , Nicolodi, D. , Oelker, E. , Parker, T. , Robinson, J. , Romisch, S. , Sherman, J. , Sonderhouse, L. , Swann, W. , Yao, J. , Ye, J. , Zhang, X. and Fortier, T. (2021), Measurement of the 27Al+ and 87Sr absolute optical frequencies, Metrologia, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=931072 (Accessed September 27, 2021)
Created January 20, 2021, Updated March 1, 2021