FACT (Future Atomic Clock Technology)
Responsable du projet Stephane Schilt
Thomas Südmeyer
Résumé FACT focuses on a substantial increase in the technological readiness level of the emerging optical clocks and frequency standards. While currently driven by the drive towards space, the ultimate aim of this International Trainning Network (ITN) is to arrive at the point where commercial development activities can take over, building also on the human resource of experts trained along the way. To achieve this aim a range of robust technologies will be developed, covering all aspects of an optical clock instrument. Intense preparatory discussions with our commercial partners ensure that FACT is guided by the needs of industry and their strong involvement in all aspects of the project ensures that this will remain the key driving factor.
The project scientific and technical objectives will be delivered through 4 work packages (WP1 – Atomic References, WP2 – Ultra Stable Laser Technology, WP3 – Frequency Conversion and Distribution Technology, WP4 – Commercial System Concepts), reflecting the key technology areas to be advanced.
Mots-clés Horloges atomiques optiques, Lasers stabilisés, Peignes de fréquence optiques
Type de projet Recherche appliquée
Domaine de recherche Physique, Horloges atomiques
Source de financement EU-FP7
Etat Terminé
Début de projet 1-10-2013
Fin du projet 30-9-2017
Autre information Réseau Marie-Curie comprenant 14 partenaires, coordinateur: Université de Birmingham
Contact Stephane Schilt