Development of a strontium optical lattice clock for the SOC mission on the ISS

  title={Development of a strontium optical lattice clock for the SOC mission on the ISS},
  author={Stefano Origlia and Stephan Schiller and Mysore Srinivas Pramod and L. Smith and Y. Singh and W. He and Sruthi Viswam and Dariusz Świerad and Joshua Hughes and Kai Bongs and Uwe Sterr and Christian Lisdat and Stefan Vogt and Sebastien Bize and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Lodewyck and Rodolphe Le Targat and David Holleville and Bertrand Venon and Patrick Gill and Geoffrey P. Barwood and Ian R Hill and Yu. B. Ovchinnikov and A P Kulosa and Wolfgang Ertmer and Ernst Maria Rasel and J{\"u}rgen Stuhler and Wilhelm G. Kaenders},
  booktitle={SPIE Photonics Europe},
The ESA mission “Space Optical Clock” project aims at operating an optical lattice clock on the ISS in approximately 2023. The scientific goals of the mission are to perform tests of fundamental physics, to enable space-assisted relativistic geodesy and to intercompare optical clocks on the ground using microwave and optical links. The performance goal of the space clock is less than 1 × 10-17 uncertainty and 1 × 10-15 τ-1/2 instability. Within an EU-FP7-funded project, a strontium optical… 

A transportable strontium optical lattice clock towards space

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  • S. OrigliaM. Pramod C. Lisdat
  • Physics
    2017 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC)
  • 2017
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