Accession Number:

ADA242030

Title:

Cooled Ion Frequency Standard

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 1 Oct 90-31 Sep 91,

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL INST OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY BOULDER CO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-09-15

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this work is to develop techniques to overcome the fundamental limits of present frequency standards--the second order and residual first-order Doppler shifts. To this end we study suitable frequency reference transitions in ions which are stored on electromagnetic traps and cooled by radiation pressure to less than 1K.

Subject Categories:

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE