Route to a Portable Optical Clock

Matthew Aldous, Sruthi Viswam, Jonathan Bass, Marco Menchetti, Qasim Ubaid, Jonathan Jones, David Morris, Peter Molony, Markus Gellesch, Kai Bongs, Yeshpal Singh, Ian Hill, Ross Williams, Patrick Gill

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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We report on progress in the development of subsystem-level devices which serve as building blocks for the next generation of portable atomic clocks. Specifically, we discuss the engineering of small, low-power, low-temperature strontium vapour dispensers and a compact optical resonator useful for the stabilisation of multiple lasers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIFCS 2018 - IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
ISBN (Electronic)9781538632147
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2018
Event72nd Annual International Frequency Control Symposium, IFCS 2018 - Olympic Valley, United States
Duration: 21 May 201824 May 2018

Publication series

NameIFCS 2018 - IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium


Conference72nd Annual International Frequency Control Symposium, IFCS 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOlympic Valley

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We gratefully recognise sponsorship from the UK Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTLX-1000095040), the European Commission (FACT-FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN-607493, FP7-PEOPLE-2012-ITN-317485, H2020 Q-SENSE 691156), the Quantum Hub for Sensors and Metrology (EPSRC funding within grant EP/M013294/1) and InnovateUK.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018 IEEE.


  • alkaline-earth dispenser
  • clock
  • cold atoms
  • optical lattice
  • strontium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Signal Processing
  • Control and Optimization
  • Instrumentation


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