Recent Developments and Proposed Schemes for Trapped Ion Frequency Standards
CALIFORNIA INST OF TECHNOLOGY PASADENA JET PROPULSION LAB
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Ion traps are exciting candidates as future precision frequency sources. Recent developments have demonstrated that mercury ion frequency standards are capable of a stability performance comparable to commercial cesium standards. Novel schemes proposed recently may prove promising for the improvement of the frequency stability of ion traps. In this paper we will discuss new developments and prospects of proposed schemes currently under investigation for the achievement of this goal. Possible difficulties that new schemes may encounter will also be discussed.
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