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Microfabricated Atomic Clocks

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Author(s)

John E. Kitching, Svenja A. Knappe, Li-Anne Liew, P Schwindt, V Shah, John Moreland, Leo W. Hollberg

Abstract

We summarize the development of microfabricated atomic frequency references at NIST. The physics packages of these devices have volumes near 10 mm3, power dissipation below 150 mW and can potentially achieve a fractional frequency instability in the range of 10-11 over long time periods. A fully integrated frequency reference could find application in portable, battery-operated devices such as global positioning system (GPS) receivers and cellular telephones.
Conference Title
IEEE Intl. Conf. Microelectromechanical Systems

Keywords

Atomic clock, chip-scale atomic clock, frequency reference, magnetometer, microfabrication, micromachining, surface-emitting laser

Citation

Kitching, J. , Knappe, S. , Liew, L. , Schwindt, P. , Shah, V. , Moreland, J. and Hollberg, L. (2005), Microfabricated Atomic Clocks, IEEE Intl. Conf. Microelectromechanical Systems, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=30020 (Accessed February 28, 2024)
Created January 30, 2005, Updated February 17, 2017