Strontium optical lattice clock.

Lead Research Organisation: University of Birmingham
Department Name: School of Physics and Astronomy


This project aims to build a portable strontium optical lattice clock. This involves adapting methods and designs used in lab based experiments and optimising them to decrease the system in size and weight while maintaining the stability of the clock at 1 part in 10^16 or better. Unlike lab based systems, robustness needs to be considered too. This will allow the eventual clock to be moved while maintaining the optical lattice. A fully functioning portable lattice clock will allow the comparison of distant lab based lattice clocks and help towards the redefinition of the second.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/N509590/1 01/10/2016 30/09/2021
1820022 Studentship EP/N509590/1 01/10/2016 31/03/2020 Jonathan Bass
Description National Quantum Technologies Showcase 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Event to demonstrate the progress of the quantum field in the UK focusing on technology and the impact it could have on business.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017,2018,2019