Compact Optical Clock with 5×10^-13 Instability at 1 s

Gretchen Phelps, Nathan Lemke, Christopher Erickson, John Burke, Kyle Martin

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Abstract: We present a compact optical atomic clock design based on a two-photon transition at 778 nm in rubidium that is capable of a frequency instability of 5 x 10^-13 at 1 s. The simple architecture occupies less than 30 L volume and currently uses commercial off-the-shelf components making this system an attractive, appealing, and competitive candidate to meet GPS-III spacecraft frequency stability requirements.
Published in: NAVIGATION: Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 65, Number 1
Pages: 40 - 54
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