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      Atomic physics; frequency standards; microwaves; diode lasers.

    • Abstract

       

      Frequency corresponding to the energy difference between designated levels of an atom provides precise reference for making a universally accurate clock. Since the middle of the 20th century till now, there have been tremendous efforts in the field of atomic clocks making time the most accurately measured physical quantity. National Physical Laboratory India (NPLI) is the nation’s timekeeper and is developing an atomic fountain clock which will be a primary frequency standard. The fountain is currently operational and is at the stage of complete frequency evaluation. In this paper, a brief review on atomic time along with some of the recent results from the fountain clock will be discussed.

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      Poonam Arora1 Amrita Awasthi1 Vattikonda Bharath1 Aishik Acharya1 Suchi Yadav1 Aashish Agarwal1 Amitava Sen Gupta1

      1. Time and Frequency Division, CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, Dr K S Krishnan Road, New Delhi 110 012, India
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