A juggling Rb fountain clock and a direct measurement of population differences

C. Fertig, J. Irfon Rees, K. Gibble

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Abstract

We demonstrate a new atomic state detection scheme that directly measures the population difference of the two clock states using FM absorption spectroscopy. We also demonstrate a juggling Rb fountain clock that we will use to study collisions of juggled balls of atoms. Juggling can significantly improve the clocks short-term stability without requiring greater signal-to-noise or a larger cold collision frequency shift.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)18-21
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the Annual IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
Event2001 IEEE International Symposium Frequency Control Symposium and PDA Exhibition - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Jun 6 2001Jun 8 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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