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Microfabricated atomic clocks and magnetometers



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


We demonstrate the critical subsystems of compact atomic clocks and magnetometers based on microfabricated physics packages. The clock components have a volume below 5 cm3, a fractional frequency instability below 6x10-101⁄2, and consume 200 mW of power. The magnetometer has a sensitivity below 50 pT/Hz1⁄2 at 50 Hz.
Journal of Optics A-Pure and Applied Optics


atomic clocks, atomic magnetometers, high-resolution spectroscopy, micro-optics


Knappe, S. , Schwindt, P. , Gerginov, V. , Shah, V. , Robinson, H. , Hollberg, L. , Kitching, J. , Liew, L. and Moreland, J. (2006), Microfabricated atomic clocks and magnetometers, Journal of Optics A-Pure and Applied Optics, [online], (Accessed July 17, 2024)


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Created May 31, 2006, Updated February 17, 2017