Accession Number:

ADA484971

Title:

Component-Level Demonstration of a Microfabricated Atomic Frequency Reference

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL INST OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY BOULDER CO

Report Date:

2005-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE