Research report 2005 - Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics

Counting faster than Light

Gohle, Christoph; Herrmann, Maximilian; Udem, Thomas; Hänsch, Theodor W.

Laserspektroskopie (Prof. Dr. Theodor Hänsch)
MPI für Quantenoptik, Garching

The frequency comb technology that was awarded the Noble Prize of Physics enables frequency measurements of highest accuracy and the development of high-precision “optical clocks”. New applications e.g. in geology as well as new discoveries concerning fundamental physical theories can be envisioned.

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