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  • Vol. 33, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2008
  • pp: 944–946

Dependence of small-scale atomic clock performance on frequency modulation parameters used in the frequency control loop

Matan Kahanov, Ido Ben-Aroya, and Gadi Eisenstein  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 9, pp. 944-946 (2008)

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We demonstrate a direct correspondence between FM parameters used in a frequency-locked loop that is based on multifield FM spectroscopy and the stability of a small-scale coherent population trapping atomic clock. Optimized FM parameters lead to an Allan deviation of 2.8 × 10 11 τ , while the clock stability deteriorates in a predictable manner for the other FM parameters.

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OCIS Codes
(120.4640) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical instruments
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects
(300.6210) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, atomic

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: February 14, 2008
Revised Manuscript: March 4, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: March 12, 2008
Published: April 24, 2008

Matan Kahanov, Ido Ben-Aroya, and Gadi Eisenstein, "Dependence of small-scale atomic clock performance on frequency modulation parameters used in the frequency control loop," Opt. Lett. 33, 944-946 (2008)

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