Paper Summary on Optical Atomic Clocks by Dr Chris Perella
Two-color rubidium fiber frequency standard – Optics Letters
We developed a new type of optical atomic clock where we guide light inside a gas-filled hollow-core optical fibre. The intimate contact between the gas atoms and the light allows us to exactly fix the colour of the light to correspond to a resonance in the atoms. The high performance, and compactness of this device, allows it to be used in applications such as telecommunication and navigation systems.
Authors: C. Perrella, P.S. Light, J.D. Anstie, F.N. Baynes, F. Benabid, A.N. Luiten
This work was done in collaboration with researchers from University of Western Australia and Universite de Limoges, France
Optics Letters, 38 (12), 2122 – 2124 (2013)