Systematic Effects in Atomic Fountain Clocks

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We describe recent advances in the accuracies of atomic fountain clocks. New rigorous treatments of the previously large systematic uncertainties, distributed cavity phase, microwave lensing, and background gas collisions, enabled these advances. We also discuss background gas collisions of optical lattice and ion clocks and derive the smooth transition of the microwave lensing frequency shift to photon recoil shifts for large atomic wave packets.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number012002
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 4 2016
Event8th Symposium on Frequency Standards and Metrology 2015 - Potsdam, Germany
Duration: Oct 12 2015Oct 16 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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