Posted: Feb 10, 2011 5:35 PM by Greg Boyce
A representative from the National Institute of Standards and Technology will lecture next week in Pueblo on the latest developments in minature atomic clocks.
Elizabeth Donley, representing the Atomic Devices and Instrumentation Group Time and Frequency Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, will discuss miniaturized, high-performance atomic clocks at noon on Thursday, Feb. 17 in Physics/Math Building, Room 103.
Donley's team designs and characterizes methods to build miniaturized atomic clocks and sensors, which until now, had been based on thermal samples of alkali atoms confined in millimeter-scale vapor cells. Donley explores designs for high-performance, miniaturized atomic clocks based on laser-cooled atoms.