Component-Level Demonstration of a Microfabricated Atomic Frequency Reference
NATIONAL INST OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY BOULDER CO
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We demonstrate component-level functionality of the three critical subsystems for a miniature atomic clock based on microfabrication techniques the physics package, the local oscillator and the control electronics. In addition, we demonstrate that these three components operating together achieve a short-term frequency instability of 6 x 10 exp -10 square root of tau, with a total volume below 10 cu cm and a power dissipation below 200 mW.
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods