An Optical Lattice Clock Testbed System for the iqClock Project Demonstrator

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Abstract

We present our work on a compact and flexible Optical Lattice Clock Testbed System. This system helps realizing a compact and transportable strontium-based optical atomic clock demonstrator built from industry-developed subsystems - a deliverable of the iqClock project. The demonstrator will be integrated at the University of Birmingham. In order to facilitate the system integration of the demonstrator, we use the testbed system to assess the performance of the industry-built components and subsystems. The testbed is completed in its first phase, capable of realizing ultra-cold atoms. In a subsequent phase, we will transform the testbed system into a strontium-based frequency standard.

Bibliographic note

Funding Information: The iqClock project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 820404 (iqClock Project). Publisher Copyright: © 2020 IEEE. Copyright: Copyright 2020 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIFCS-ISAF 2020 - Joint Conference of the IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium and IEEE International Symposium on Applications of Ferroelectrics, Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2020
Event2020 Joint Conference of the IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium and IEEE International Symposium on Applications of Ferroelectrics, IFCS-ISAF 2020 - Virtual, Keystone, United States
Duration: 19 Jul 202023 Jul 2020

Publication series

NameIFCS-ISAF 2020 - Joint Conference of the IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium and IEEE International Symposium on Applications of Ferroelectrics, Proceedings

Conference

Conference2020 Joint Conference of the IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium and IEEE International Symposium on Applications of Ferroelectrics, IFCS-ISAF 2020
CountryUnited States
CityVirtual, Keystone
Period19/07/2023/07/20

Keywords

  • cold atoms, optical lattice clock, precision timing, quantum clock, spectroscopy, strontium