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Optimum measurement strategies for trapped ion optical frequency standards

Riis, Erling and Sinclair, Alastair G. (2004) Optimum measurement strategies for trapped ion optical frequency standards. Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 37 (24). pp. 4719-4732. ISSN 0953-4075

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Abstract

The experimental parameters required in order to maximize the stability of a single-ion based optical clock are analysed. This stability is a trade-off between on the one hand the steepness of the discriminant signal derived from the laser excitation of the ion and on the other the binomial noise associated with the excitation of a single particle. Optimum conditions are found for both Rabi and Ramsey excitation of the clock transition.

Item type: Article
ID code: 2975
Keywords: lasers, ions, optimum measurement, optics, Optics. Light, Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics, Condensed Matter Physics
Subjects: Science > Physics > Optics. Light
Department: Faculty of Science > Physics
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    Depositing user: Mr Derek Boyle
    Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2007
    Last modified: 04 Sep 2014 12:55
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/2975

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