Two-Photon Optical Frequency Standard for Portable Optical Clocks Study
Final rept. 1 Jul 2010-31 Dec 2011
MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR
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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.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods