Experimental Next-Generation Chip-Scale Atomic Clock
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Experimental Next-Generation Chip-Scale Atomic Clock

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and partners have demonstrated an experimental, next-generation atomic clock—ticking at high “optical” frequencies—that is much smaller than usual, made of just three small chips plus supporting electronics...

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Build the World’s Smallest Atomic Clock
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Build the World’s Smallest Atomic Clock

Build the World’s Smallest Atomic Clock, Trap a Nitrogen Atom in a Carbon Cage. By Kyriakos Porfyrakis and Edward A. Laird @ ieee.org: An atomic clock begins with an oscillator [see diagram], which creates a frequency close to the energy level of the atom being used. If the...

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Chip-scale atomic clocks bring accuracy and stability to portable applications
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Chip-scale atomic clocks bring accuracy and stability to portable applications

Microsemi released a chip scale atomic clock reference bringing stability and accuracy to portable devices. The Microsemi Quantum™ SA.45s CSAC is the world's first commercially available chip scale atomic clock, providing the accuracy and stability of atomic clock technology while...

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