We report a high-accuracy direct measurement of the blackbody radiation shift of the133 Cs ground-state hyperfine transition. This frequency shift is one of the largest systematic frequency biases encountered in realizing the current definition of the International System of Units (SI) second. Uncertainty in the blackbody radiation frequency shift correction has led to its being the focus of intense theoretical effort by a variety of research groups. Our experimental measurement of the shift used three primary frequency standards operating at different temperatures. We achieved an uncertainty a factor of five smaller than the previous best direct measurement. These results tend to validate the claimed accuracy of the recently calculated values.

High-Accuracy Measurement of the Blackbody Radiation Frequency Shift of the Ground-State Hyperfine Transition in 133 Cs / Jefferts, S. R.; Heavner, T. P.; Parker, T. E.; Shirley, J. H.; Donley, E. A.; And, N. Ashby; Levi, Filippo; Calonico, Davide; Costanzo, G. A.. - In: PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS. - ISSN 0031-9007. - 112(2014). [10.1103/PhysRevLett.112.050801]

High-Accuracy Measurement of the Blackbody Radiation Frequency Shift of the Ground-State Hyperfine Transition in 133 Cs

LEVI, FILIPPO;CALONICO, DAVIDE;
2014

Abstract

We report a high-accuracy direct measurement of the blackbody radiation shift of the133 Cs ground-state hyperfine transition. This frequency shift is one of the largest systematic frequency biases encountered in realizing the current definition of the International System of Units (SI) second. Uncertainty in the blackbody radiation frequency shift correction has led to its being the focus of intense theoretical effort by a variety of research groups. Our experimental measurement of the shift used three primary frequency standards operating at different temperatures. We achieved an uncertainty a factor of five smaller than the previous best direct measurement. These results tend to validate the claimed accuracy of the recently calculated values.
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