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Optical frequency references for space applications

Resch, Andreas and Oswald, Markus and Döringshoff, Klaus and Wörner, Lisa and Abich, Klaus and Sanjuan, Jose and Gohlke, Martin and Kovalchuk, Evgeny and Peters, Achim and Braxmaier, Claus (2017) Optical frequency references for space applications. 32nd URSI GASS, 19.-26.08.2017, Montreal.

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Abstract

Frequency references have made an enormous contribution to scientific research and technological advances. The impact on everyone’s life is demonstrated with every navigation handheld device or smartphone. The primary frequency standard nowadays (since 1967) is based on the caesium atomic clock, developed 1955. In space applications, the two commonly used technologies are the passive H-maser and the rubidium frequency references. The current development achieves fractional frequency instabilities at the 10-18 level. With this performance, the definition of the SI second will be adapted within a few years. Furthermore the great stability opens up new and better measurements, ranging from fundamental science to life sciences and navigation. A variety of future space missions rely on the availability of high-performance optical clocks with applications in fundamental physics, geoscience, Earth observation and navigation and ranging. Examples are the gravitational wave detector LISA (Laser Interferometer Space Antenna), the Earth gravity mission NGGM (Next Generation Gravity Mission) and missions, dedicated to tests of Special Relativity, e.g. by performing a Kennedy- Thorndike experiment testing the boost dependence of the speed of light.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/118071/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Optical frequency references for space applications
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Resch, AndreasAndreas.Resch (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Oswald, MarkusZARM, Uni BremenUNSPECIFIED
Döringshoff, KlausHumboldt University Berlin, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Wörner, LisaZARM, Uni BremenUNSPECIFIED
Abich, KlausKlaus.Abich (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Sanjuan, JoseDLR-RYUNSPECIFIED
Gohlke, MartinMartin.Gohlke (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Kovalchuk, EvgenyHumboldt University Berlin, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Peters, AchimHumboldt University Berlin, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Braxmaier, Clausclaus.braxmaier (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:2017
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Optical frequency references , molecular iodine , cavity
Event Title:32nd URSI GASS
Event Location:Montreal
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:19.-26.08.2017
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Technik für Raumfahrtsysteme
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Boost
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Systems Enabling Technologies
Deposited By: Hüls, Simone
Deposited On:11 Jan 2018 11:12
Last Modified:11 Jan 2018 11:12

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