|Abstract:||Precision navigation and timing is an important focus in the Air Force Research Laboratory's experimental efforts. The development and testing of an optical frequency standard is suitable for an array of both terrestrial and space based applications. An optical atomic clock based upon a two-photon transition at 778 nm in rubidium, is an ideal candidate to meet the requirements of Global Satellite Navigation System (GNSS), while being a viable option for other applications. Here we demonstrate that a simple architecture, using off-the-shelf components and an external cavity diode laser system that is confined to less than 3 ft2 of breadboard, exhibits a frequency instability of 7 x 10-13/??, for times less than 100 seconds.|
Proceedings of the 47th Annual Precise Time and Time Interval Systems and Applications Meeting
January 25 - 28, 2016
Hyatt Regency Monterey
|Pages:||157 - 160|
|Cite this article:||
Phelps, Gretchen R., Lemke, Nathan D., Martin, Kyle W., Erickson, Christopher J., Burke, John H., "A Compact Optical Rubidium Atomic Frequency Standard," Proceedings of the 47th Annual Precise Time and Time Interval Systems and Applications Meeting, Monterey, California, January 2016, pp. 157-160.
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