Numéro
J. Phys. Colloques
Volume 42, Numéro C8, Décembre 1981
Troisième Symposium sur les Etalons de Fréquence et la Métrologie / Third Symposium on Frequency Standards and Metrology
Page(s) C8-347 - C8-355
DOI https://doi.org/10.1051/jphyscol:1981842
Troisième Symposium sur les Etalons de Fréquence et la Métrologie / Third Symposium on Frequency Standards and Metrology

J. Phys. Colloques 42 (1981) C8-347-C8-355

DOI: 10.1051/jphyscol:1981842

LASER COOLING OF ATOMS AND ITS APPLICATION IN FREQUENCY STANDARDS

V.S. Letokhov et V.G. Minogin

Institute of Spectroscopy, U. S. S. R. Academy of Sciences, 142092, Troitsk , Moscow Region, U. S. S. R.


Abstract
The results of studies into the laser cooling of atoms have been summarized and the possibilities of application of cold atoms in frequency standards have been considered. It has been shown that the optical frequency standard on the basis of laser-cooled atoms Mg, Ca or Sr may have the long-term stability of about 10-15.