Atomic clocks and precision measurements

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Abstract

We present a review of our clock science conducted under the NASA Microgravity Fundamental Physics program. Our work has led to the development of rubidium atomic clocks, designs for ground- and space-based clocks that juggle atoms to achieve ultrahigh stability and accuracy, improved microwave cavities for atomic clocks, and elucidation of new systematic errors such as the atomic recoil from microwave photons. High stability clocks can be used for precise tests of fundamental physics and accurate deep-space navigation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2495-2497
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics D
Volume16
Issue number12 B
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mathematical Physics
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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