Atomic clocks to meet growing industry need for accurate time
Optical clocks are the most precise measurement devices available. However, further improvements are needed to extend applications e.g. in communication, navigation and science.
Project investigates laser-cooled trapped ions in Coulomb crystals as a reference for next generation of optical clocks of highest accuracy.
WP1: Structure and dynamics of Coulomb crystals
WP2: Spectroscopy and sympathetic cooling of Coulomb crystals
WP3: Controlling collisions in ion clocks
WP4: Thorium ion source, ion trapping and spectroscopy
VTT MIKES studies theoretically and experimentally laser cooling of strontium and thorium ions.
More information: Thomas Lindvall, tel.
+358 50 443 4108,
Project website: https://www.ptb.de/empir2018/cc4c/home/