Transportable Optical Lattice Clock with 7×10^{-17} Uncertainty.

  title={Transportable Optical Lattice Clock with 7×10^\{-17\} Uncertainty.},
  author={Silvio Koller and Jacopo Grotti and Stefan Vogt and Ali Al-Masoudi and S{\"o}ren D{\"o}rscher and Sebastian H{\"a}fner and Uwe Sterr and Christian Lisdat},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={118 7},
We present a transportable optical clock (TOC) with ^{87}Sr. Its complete characterization against a stationary lattice clock resulted in a systematic uncertainty of 7.4×10^{-17}, which is currently limited by the statistics of the determination of the residual lattice light shift, and an instability of 1.3×10^{-15}/sqrt[τ] with an averaging time τ in seconds. Measurements confirm that the systematic uncertainty can be reduced to below the design goal of 1×10^{-17}. To our knowledge, these are… 

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