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Preface | |

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Welcome and opening remarks | |

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A Tribute to Helmut Hellwig | |

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Fifty years of atomic frequency standards | |

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Relativistic quantum theory of microwave and optical atomic clocks | |

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Self phase-locked subharmonic optical parametric oscillators | |

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Continuous wave optical parametric oscillators as new tools for high resolution spectroscopy | |

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Laser frequency standards with telescopic cavities | |

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Cs and Rb fountains: recent results | |

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The atomic caesium fountain CSFI of PTB | |

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Systematic frequency shifts and quantum projection noise in NIST - FI | |

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Characterization of the USNO cesium fountain | |

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Comparing high performance frequency standards | |

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A mercury-ion optical clock | |

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High resolution spectroscopy of a single In[superscript +] ion | |

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A frequency standard using the [superscript 2]S[subscript 1/2] - [superscript 2]F[subscript 7/2] octapole transition in [superscript 171]Yb[superscript +] | |

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Optical frequency synthesis with ultrashort pulses | |

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Phase-coherent measurement of optical frequency ratios with femtosecond lasers | |

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Femtosecond optical frequency comb measurements of lasers stabilised to transitions in [superscript 88]Sr[superscript +], [superscript 171]Yb[superscript +], and I[subscript 2] at NPL | |

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Coherent population trapping and intensity optical pumping: on their use in atomic frequency standards | |

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Compact microwave frequency reference based on coherent population trapping | |

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The coherent population trapping maser | |

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All-optical atomic clock based on dark states of [superscript 85]Rb | |

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A preliminary measurement of h/M[subscript Cs] with atom interferometry | |

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Cold collision frequency shifts and laser-cooled [superscript 87]Rb clocks | |

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Metrology of hydrogen atom: determination of the Rydberg constant and Lamb shifts | |

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Preliminary results of an accurate measurement of the [superscript 4]He 2[superscript 3]P[subscript o] - 2[superscript 3]P[subscript 1] fine structure interval | |

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Cold atom clocks in space: PHARAO and ACES | |

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PARCS: a laser-cooled atomic clock in space | |

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New Michelson Morley experiment based on High-Q spherical resonators | |

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Continuous fountain Cs standard: stability and accuracy issues | |

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Mirrors, waveguides, and integrated circuits for cold atoms | |

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Atomic multiple beam interferometers and atomic polarised beam interferometers among two excited states | |

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A microwave frequency standard based on laser-cooled [superscript 171]Yb[superscript +] ions | |

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Recent developments in cryogenic compensated sapphire oscillators | |

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Current status of cryogenic (50 K - 80 K) secondary frequency standards for flywheels of atomic fountain clocks | |

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Spectroscopy of strontium atoms in the Lamb-Dicke confinement | |

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A [superscript 40]Ca optical frequency standard at 657 nm: frequency measurements and future prospects | |

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Calcium optical frequency standard | |

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Ultracold metastable calcium atoms | |

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Quantum computers and atomic clocks | |

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Spectroscopy and precision frequency measurement of the 435.5 nm clock transition of [superscript 171]Yb[superscript +] | |

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Ground state cooling and state manipulation of single ions: applications in precision spectroscopy | |

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From stable lasers to optical frequency clocks | |

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Testing the foundations of relativity using cryogenic optical resonators | |

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Narrow-linewidth laser system for precise spectroscopy of the indium clock transition | |

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A femtosecond-laser-based optical clockwork | |

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Optical frequency measurement using an ultra-fast mode-locked laser at NMIJ/AIST | |

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Precision measurements and development of infrared absorber stabilised laser systems linked to the [superscript 88]Sr[superscript +] single ion optical frequency standard | |

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Optical frequency standard at 1.5 [mu]m based on Doppler-free acetylene absorption | |

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Absolute frequency measurements with a set of transportable He-Ne/CH[subscript 4] optical frequency standards and prospects for future design and applications | |

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Proposed laser-cooled [superscript 87]Rb local oscillator | |

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The multiple velocity fountain: a new scheme for the cold collision frequency shift reduction | |

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Preliminary results from a miniature laser-cooled cesium fountain frequency standard | |

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Atoms cooled in a microwave cavity for a miniaturized clock | |

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Current status of the miniature optically pumped cesium beam frequency standards at LHA | |

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Characteristics of the Cs atomic fountain frequency standard at NMIJ/AIST | |

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The Cs fountain frequency standard at the Politecnico di Torino: preliminary results | |

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Progress report of [superscript 133]Cs Brazilian atomic clock | |

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Progress towards an improved [superscript 88]Sr[superscript +] single ion optical frequency standard | |

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Single Ca[superscript +] ions in a Paul-Straubel trap | |

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Stability and reproducibility of an optical frequency standard based upon the [superscript 2]S [subscript 1/2] - [superscript 2]D[subscript 5/2] transition in [superscript 88]Sr[superscript +] | |

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Resolved sideband cooling of a single trapped strontium ion | |

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Isotopes shifts on alkali-like systems calculated by a simplified MCHF method | |

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The photon recoil effect in the linear optical Ramsey resonance | |

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Absolute frequency measurements of a methane-stabilised transportable He-Ne laser at 3.39 [mu]m | |

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Doppler-free spectroscopy of CH[subscript 4] using a cw optical parametric oscillator | |

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The line shape of optical Ramsey resonances | |

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Frequency comparison of I[subscript 2] stabilised lasers at 532 nm and absolute frequency measurement of I[subscript 2] absorption lines | |

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A new accurate fit of the hyperfine structure of molecular iodine | |

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Atomic interferometer and coherent mixing of 2S and 2P states in the hydrogen atom: application to the Lamb shift measurements | |

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Phase noise in atomic interferometer | |

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Acceleration of rubidium cold atoms: determination of [alpha] | |

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Simple pendulum experiment for the determination of the gravitational constant G: progress report | |

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Observation of the [superscript 1]S[subscript 0]-[superscript 1]D[subscript 2] forbidden transition in Ca | |

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Optical frequency standards based on cold calcium atoms | |

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Towards a silver atom optical clock | |

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All-solid-state deep-UV coherent light source for laser cooling of silicon atoms | |

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Advances in optical frequency measurement over 30 years | |

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Coupled optoelectronic oscillators: applications to low-jitter pulse generation | |

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Absolute optical frequency measurement using a femtosecond laser | |

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Stable double-mode generation in the diode-pumped Nd[superscript 3+]:YAG laser intracavity doubling frequency | |

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Stability of Nd:YAG "flywheel" lasers locked to ultra-high-finesse etalons made from either ULE or mono-crystalline sapphire | |

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Microwave synthesisers for atomic frequency standards | |

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A new high performance microwave synthesis for a compact cesium clock | |

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Advanced PM and AM noise measurements | |

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The impact of prime number theory on frequency metrology | |

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The 'atomic candle': stabilising field amplitude using Rabi-resonances | |

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Recoil effects in microwave atomic frequency standards: an update | |

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Evaluation of the blackbody radiation effects in atomic frequency standards | |

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Sub-doppler polarisation spectroscopy on F4-F'5 transition in Cs | |

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Nonlinear magneto-optical effects in cesium vapour | |

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Mercury trapped ion frequency standard for space applications | |

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Testing relativity with clocks on space station | |

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Precise frequency transfer using a WAAS satellite with high-gain antennas | |

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Absolute frequency stabilisation of 1.54 [mu]m solid-state Er-Yb:glass lasers against [superscript 39]K and [superscript 13]C[subscript 2]H[subscript 2] saturated absorptions | |

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Frequency stabilisation of a semiconductor laser using the Faraday effect of the Rb absorption line: magnetic modulation strength and stability | |

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Frequency stabilisation of a semiconductor laser using both etalon and atomic spectra as frequency references | |

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Increase of the inner second harmonic light of 1.5 [mu]m semiconductor lasers: effect of two optical feedback loops | |

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Broadband frequency noise measurement of semiconductor lasers in the 1550-nm band | |

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Development of a 778 nm rubidium two-photon diode laser frequency standard | |

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List of Participants | |

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Index of Contributors | |