Frequency Standards and Dissemination

We are developing optical and microwave sources having extremely high frequency stability for high impact experiments. These include direct measurement of Einstein’s time dilation effect, as well as frequency references for: leading-edge atomic clocks, optical and radio astronomy and radar applications.

We are also developing a fibre dissemination network to allow fast and precise frequency comparison between frequency standards within different laboratories. This can be extended to time dissemination over large scales for applications such as the square kilometre array (SKA) radio telescope.