Recommendation 1 of the 16th CCTF (2004)

Concerning secondary representations of the second

The Consultative Committee for Time and Frequency,

considering that

  • the CCL/CCTF Joint Working Group (JWG) on Secondary Representations of the Second in its meeting at the BIPM on 30 March 2004 discussed possible candidates to be included in the list for secondary representations of the second,
  • this group has recommended a transition for this list,

supports this action,

recommends that the unperturbed ground-state hyperfine quantum transition of 87Rb may be used as a secondary representation of the second with a frequency of fRb = 6 834 682 610.904 324 Hz and an estimated relative standard uncertainty (1 σ) of 3 × 10−15,

and recognizes that several optical frequency standards have been reviewed by the JWG. Although none has been proposed at this stage, the JWG believes that the rapid progress with these optical frequency standards requires that they should again be reviewed at its next meeting for their possible use as secondary representations of the second.

DOI : 10.59161/CCTF2004REC1E

The reader should note that the official version of this Resolution is the French text

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