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Applied Physics B

, Volume 114, Issue 1–2, pp 183–187 | Cite as

Toward a transportable microwave frequency standard based on laser-cooled 113Cd+ ions

  • J. W. Zhang
  • S. G. Wang
  • K. Miao
  • Z. B. Wang
  • L. J. WangEmail author
Article

Abstract

A transportable microwave frequency standard based on laser-cooled 113Cd+ ions is introduced, and its working principle and potential performance are discussed. Based on the experimental setup developed at JMI, the frequency of the ground-state hyperfine splitting of 113Cd+ is measured to within milliHertz uncertainty and its frequency stability is obtained.

Keywords

Frequency Stability Atomic Clock Paul Trap Optical Clock Allan Deviation 
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Acknowledgments

This work was supported by 973 Program (Grant No. 2010CB922901), Tsinghua University Scientific Research Initiative Program (Grant No. 20131080063), and National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grand No. 11304177).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. W. Zhang
    • 1
    • 2
    • 4
  • S. G. Wang
    • 1
    • 2
  • K. Miao
    • 1
    • 2
  • Z. B. Wang
    • 1
    • 2
    • 4
  • L. J. Wang
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    Email author
  1. 1.NIM-THU Joint Institute for Measurement Science (JMI)Tsinghua UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Department of Precision InstrumentTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina
  4. 4.State Key Laboratory of Precision Measurement Technology and InstrumentsTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina

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