Atomic clocks and precision measurements

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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, improvedmicrowave cavities for atomic clocks, and elucidation of new systematic errors such as the atomic recoil from microwave photons. High stability clocks canbe used for precise tests of fundamental physics and accurate deep space navigation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFrom Quantum to Cosmos
Subtitle of host publicationFundamental Physics Research in Space
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co.
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9789814261210
ISBN (Print)9814261203, 9789814261203
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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