GLACE: A technology demonstration experiment for laser cooled atomic clocks in space

W. M. Klipstein, J. Kohel, D. J. Seidel, R. J. Thompson, L. Maleki, K. Gibble

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Abstract

A laser cooling apparatus is being developed for flight on the International Space Station, to demonstrate linewidths of the cesium atomic clock transition narrower than can be realized on the ground. In the first flight project, GLACE (Glovebox Laser-cooled Atomic Clock Experiment), atoms will be collected in a magnetooptic trap and then launched using a one-dimensional moving molasses through a commercial microwave cavity for Ramsey interrogation. Scheduled for launch in Utilization Flight 3 in 2002, GLACE will be mounted in one of the ISS Glovebox platforms for anticipated 2-3 week run.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (QELS '99) - Baltimore, MD, USA
Duration: May 23 1999May 28 1999

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OtherProceedings of the 1999 Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (QELS '99)
CityBaltimore, MD, USA
Period5/23/995/28/99

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Klipstein, W. M., Kohel, J., Seidel, D. J., Thompson, R. J., Maleki, L., & Gibble, K. (1999). GLACE: A technology demonstration experiment for laser cooled atomic clocks in space. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1999 Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (QELS '99), Baltimore, MD, USA, .