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Participation in the absolute gravity comparison with a compact cold atom gravimeter
Zhijie Fu1;2, Qiyu Wang1, Zhaoying Wang1, Bin Wu2, Bing Cheng2, and Qiang Lin2
1 Institute of Optics, Department of Physics, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 31 0027, China
2 Center for Optics and Optoelectronics Research, College of Science, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou 31002 3, China

Chin. Opt. Lett., 2019, 17(01): pp.011204

Topic:Instrumentation, measurement and metrology
Keywords(OCIS Code): 120.3180  120.3940  

The first Asia-Pacific Comparison of Absolute Gravimeters (APMP.M.G-K1) was organized by the National Institute of Metrology (NIM) of China from December 21, 2015 to March 25, 2016 in Changping, Beijing. Our compact cold atom gravimeter (CCAG) was transported from Hangzhou to Beijing with a long distance of about 1200 km to participate in this comparison. The CCAG is the only one, to the best of our knowledge, that is based on the principle of atom interferometry among all the instruments. Absolute gravity in the indicated three test sites has been measured as requested by the organizer. The sensitivity of our CCAG is estimated to be 90 μGal/Hz, even when the measurements are carried out without any vibration isolation. Besides, the accuracy of this gravimeter has been evaluated to be about 19 μGal by considering the significant system errors. Our results show a good agreement with the given reference value.

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Get Citation: Zhijie Fu, Qiyu Wang, Zhaoying Wang, Bin Wu, Bing Cheng, and Qiang Lin, "Participation in the absolute gravity comparison with a compact cold atom gravimeter," Chin. Opt. Lett. 17(01), 011204(2019)

Note: This work was supported by the National Key Research and Development Program of China (Nos. 2017YFC0601602 and 2016YFF0200206) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 61727821, 61475139, 11604296, and 11174249).


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