2016–2019 Future primary frequency standards
Optical clocks with 10-18 uncertainty have applications in a wide range of sectors from basic science and metrology to geodesy, satellite navigation and environmental monitoring.
Project develops world-leading optical atomic clocks that will support the future redefinition of the SI second and underpin timescales.
MIKES studies drifts in optical cavities and real-time thermometry of ion traps and improves the design of ion trap and electronics.
More information: Thomas Lindvall, tel. +358 50 443 4108, thomas.lindvall(at)vtt.fi
Project website: http://empir.npl.co.uk/oc18/