Accession Number:

ADA581087

Title:

Two-Photon Optical Frequency Standard for Portable Optical Clocks Study

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jul 2010-31 Dec 2011

Corporate Author:

MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2012-07-14

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

Precision frequency metrology has valuable applications in cutting edge science, technology, and engineering. Current optical frequency standards utilize ultra cold ions or atoms, which requires complicated, nonportable infrastructure. The novel technique in our proposal allows us to access the narrow linewidth properties of an optical clock transition in a thermal mercury vapor cell. Using a thermal vapor cell removes all of the complicated infrastructure requirements and leaves us with a portable system.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE