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Performance of the PARCS testbed cesium fountain frequency standard

Show simple item record Enzer, Daphna G. Klipstein, William M. 2007-04-30T22:56:36Z 2007-04-30T22:56:36Z 2004-08-24
dc.identifier.citation IEEE International Ultasound, Ferroelectrices and Frequency Control 50th Anniversary, Montreal, Canada, August 24-27, 2004. en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 04-2885
dc.description.abstract A cesium fountain frequency standard has been developed as a ground testbed for the PARCS (Primary Atomic Reference Clock in Space) experiment -- an experiment intended to fly on the lnternational Space Station. We report on the performance of the fountain and describe some of the implementations motivated in large part by flight considerations, but of relevance for ground fountains. In particular, we report on a new technique for delivering cooling and trapping laser beams to the atom collection region, in which a given beam is recirculated three times effectively providing much more optical power than traditional configurations. Allan deviations down to 10<superscript -15> have been achieved with this method. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 2028666 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2004. en
dc.subject cesium en
dc.subject fountain en
dc.subject light shift en
dc.subject frequency standards en
dc.subject atomic clocks en
dc.subject Primary Atomic Reference Clock in Space (PARCS)
dc.title Performance of the PARCS testbed cesium fountain frequency standard en
dc.type Preprint en

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