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Design of atomic clock cavity based on a loop-gap geometry and modified boundary conditions

  • Anton E. Ivanov (a1), Christoph Affolderbach (a2), Gaetano Mileti (a2) and Anja K. Skrivervik (a1)

Abstract

In this study, we investigate a concept that can be used to improve the magnetic field homogeneity in a microwave cavity applied in a novel, high-performance atomic frequency standard. We show that by modifying the boundary conditions in the case of a loop-gap geometry, a good improvement of the field homogeneity can be obtained. Such a design demonstrates high potential to improve the frequency stability; it is compact and hence suitable for a future generation of compact, high-precision frequency standards based on vapor cells and a pulsed optical pumping (POP) regime (POP atomic clocks).

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Corresponding author: A.E. Ivanov Email: antonevgeniev.ivanov@epfl.ch

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Design of atomic clock cavity based on a loop-gap geometry and modified boundary conditions

  • Anton E. Ivanov (a1), Christoph Affolderbach (a2), Gaetano Mileti (a2) and Anja K. Skrivervik (a1)

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