Mini-Fountain Cold Atom Clock

Lead Research Organisation: University of Oxford
Department Name: Oxford Physics


The Mini-Fountain Cold Atom Clock project will design and demonstrate a compact physics package (cold-atom source, microwave cavity, vacuum system) for an atomic fountain clock that achieves similar performance to full-sized Primary Frequency Standards. The project will also use all-in-fibre control optics to improve the robustness and reliability of the device, while further serving to reduce size and complexity. This system will allow exceptional hold-over capability in the event of GNSS outage, as well as widening access to state-of-the-art microwave frequency stability.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/T517653/1 30/09/2019 29/09/2025
2859545 Studentship EP/T517653/1 30/09/2020 29/09/2024 Samuel Walby