Realization of a timescale with an accurate optical lattice clock

@article{Grebing2016RealizationOA,
  title={Realization of a timescale with an accurate optical lattice clock},
  author={Christian Grebing and Ali Al-Masoudi and Soren Dorscher and Sebastian Hafner and Vladislav Gerginov and Stefan Weyers and Burghard Lipphardt and Fritz Riehle and Uwe Sterr and Christian Lisdat},
  journal={arXiv: Optics},
  year={2016},
  volume={3},
  pages={563-569}
}
Optical clocks are not only powerful tools for prime fundamental research, but are also deemed for the redefinition of the SI base unit “second,” as they now surpass the performance of cesium atomic clocks in both accuracy and stability by more than an order of magnitude. However, an important obstacle in this transition has so far been the limited reliability of optical clocks, which made a continuous realization of a timescale impractical. In this paper, we demonstrate how this situation can… 

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