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Micro ion frequency standard
Author(s): Peter D. D. Schwindt; Yuan-Yu Jau; Heather Partner; Darwin K. Serkland; Robert Boye; Lu Fang; Adrian Casias; Ronald P. Manginell; Matthew Moorman; John Prestage; Nan Yu
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Paper Abstract

We are developing a highly miniaturized trapped ion clock to probe the 12.6 GHz hyperfine transition in the 171Yb+ ion. The clock development is being funded by the Integrated Micro Primary Atomic Clock Technology (IMPACT) program from DARPA where the stated goals are to develop a clock that consumes 50 mW of power, has a size of 5 cm3, and has a long-term frequency stability of 10-14 at one month. One of the significant challenges will be to develop miniature single-frequency lasers at 369 nm and 935 nm and the optical systems to deliver light to the ions and to collect ion fluorescence on a detector.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 May 2011
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8031, Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications III, 80310O (13 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.885268
Show Author Affiliations
Peter D. D. Schwindt, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Yuan-Yu Jau, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Heather Partner, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Darwin K. Serkland, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Robert Boye, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Lu Fang, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Adrian Casias, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Ronald P. Manginell, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Matthew Moorman, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
John Prestage, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Nan Yu, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8031:
Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications III
Thomas George; M. Saif Islam; Achyut K. Dutta, Editor(s)

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