An optical frequency atomic clock based on quantum matter

S. L. Campbell, R. B. Hutson, G. E. Marti, A. Goban, N. Darkwah Oppong, R. L. McNally, L. Sonderhouse, J. M. Robinson, W. Zhang, B. J. Bloom, J. Ye

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


We present the first atomic clock based on quantum degenerate matter, overcoming atomic collisions, reaching a record spectroscopic quality factor of Q = 5.2×1015, and measuring a frequency difference to 3×10−19 in 2 hours.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLaser Science, LS 2018
PublisherOptica Publishing Group (formerly OSA)
ISBN (Print)9781943580460
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
EventLaser Science, LS 2018 - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: 2018 Sept 162018 Sept 20

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
VolumePart F115-LS 2018
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


ConferenceLaser Science, LS 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWashington, DC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials


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