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
SummaryThe 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.