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Optical frequency standards for clocks of the future
Author(s): Leo W. Hollberg; Scott A. Diddams; E. A. Curtis; Chris W. Oates; Richard W. Fox
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Paper Abstract

New scientific insight and technological developments of the past few years have stimulated renewed enthusiasm for the development of optical frequency standards. Long-standing problems have now been eliminated, and it appears that frequency standards using stable lasers and optical transitions may someday replace modern atomic clocks that are based on microwave transitions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 June 2001
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4450, Harnessing Light: Optical Science and Metrology at NIST, (18 June 2001);
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Leo W. Hollberg, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Scott A. Diddams, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
E. A. Curtis, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Chris W. Oates, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Richard W. Fox, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4450:
Harnessing Light: Optical Science and Metrology at NIST
Carmina Londono, Editor(s)

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