Quantime - A miniature cesium atomic clock using CPT technique for telecom application
The Quantime project aims at developing a miniature atomic clock suited for the telecom market, requiring a wide operating temperature range (from -40 to +85°C), and a low production cost. The CPT (Coherent Population Trapping) technique for atomic interrogation is used for miniaturization and low power consumption. In the first phase of the project, the clock architecture was chosen, and the main sub-systems were developed. A clock breadboarding demonstrator was assembled and the measured Allan deviation of 1E-11 at 400 s confirms the operation of all the sub-systems.