Clock transition for a future optical frequency standard with trapped atoms

Irène Courtillot, Audrey Quessada, Richard P. Kovacich, Anders Brusch, Dmitri Kolker, Jean Jacques Zondy, Giovanni D. Rovera, Pierre Lemonde

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Abstract

Two different approaches are commonly used to develop optical frequency standards. The first one is based on the spectroscopy of a single trapped ion, the second on the spectroscopy of a large ensemble of free falling neutral atoms. It is a commonly shared opinion that the ion approach may lead to a better ultimate frequency accuracy due to the "perfect" control of the ion motion, while the atomic approach should lead to a better frequency stability with the help of numerous quantum references contributing to the signal.

Original languageEnglish
Article number030501
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Volume68
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Clock transition for a future optical frequency standard with trapped atoms. / Courtillot, Irène; Quessada, Audrey; Kovacich, Richard P.; Brusch, Anders; Kolker, Dmitri; Zondy, Jean Jacques; Rovera, Giovanni D.; Lemonde, Pierre.

In: Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, Vol. 68, No. 3, 030501, 2003, p. 1-4.

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Courtillot, I, Quessada, A, Kovacich, RP, Brusch, A, Kolker, D, Zondy, JJ, Rovera, GD & Lemonde, P 2003, 'Clock transition for a future optical frequency standard with trapped atoms', Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, vol. 68, no. 3, 030501, pp. 1-4. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.68.030501
Courtillot, Irène ; Quessada, Audrey ; Kovacich, Richard P. ; Brusch, Anders ; Kolker, Dmitri ; Zondy, Jean Jacques ; Rovera, Giovanni D. ; Lemonde, Pierre. / Clock transition for a future optical frequency standard with trapped atoms. In: Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics. 2003 ; Vol. 68, No. 3. pp. 1-4.
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