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NHK News 7 reported on Prof. Katori and his group’s research planning of gravitational potential measurement with their optical lattice clock at Tokyo Sky Tree.
Prof. Katori was awarded "The 14th Leo Esaki Prize" for "Invention and realization of high-precision optical lattice clocks".
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Dr. Takamoto (Research Scientist, RIKEN) was awarded “The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Prize for The Young Scientists’ Prize”.
(1)Development of highly accurate/-precise frequency standard using optical lattice clocks.
(2)Coherent atom control by atom-chip and/or atom IC
(3)Generation of Quantum entanglement by cooled atom
On research (1), we aim to achieve clock precision at 18-digit, and examine the constancy and time-fluctuation of physical constants based on our original idea of "Optical Lattice Clock". Research (2) and (3) aim to substitute conventional electronics with quantum electronics for creating new information processing systems, and we are carrying out research to realize quantum computer.
Strontium atom cluster cooled and captured by magneto-optical trap.
Fluorescence from ten-million atoms cooled down to mili-Kelvin temperature can be seen at the centerof the image.
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