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A miniaturized optical frequency standard for next generation portable optical clocks

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Author(s)

Vincent N. Maurice, Zachary Newman, Susannah Dickerson, Morgan Rivers, Mark Mescher, John LeBlanc, John Kitching, Matthew Hummon, Cort Johnson

Abstract

This paper describes the development and measurement of a miniaturized optical frequency standard based on the rubidium two-photon transition at 778 nm. The optical standard has been implemented on a micro-optics breadboard and operates on <500 mW of electrical power. The optical standard shows good short term stability (3e-12 at 1 sec) compared to microwave atomic clocks with similar SWaP.
Citation
Optica

Keywords

chip-scale, compact atomic clock, MEMS vapor cell, optical clock, spectroscopy

Citation

Maurice, V. , Newman, Z. , Dickerson, S. , Rivers, M. , Mescher, M. , LeBlanc, J. , Kitching, J. , Hummon, M. and Johnson, C. (2020), A miniaturized optical frequency standard for next generation portable optical clocks, Optica, [online], https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.396296 (Accessed April 23, 2024)
Created August 7, 2020, Updated March 25, 2024