As the other Labex of the French “Programme Investissements d’Avenir” (PIA) , FIRST-TF has been evaluated in 2015 by an international committee. The conclusions drawn from this evaluation are very positive: they point out the federative role of FIRST-TF for the T/F community and the efficiency of the supports to collaborative projects in Research, Training, Innovation, Outreach. The committee emphasized the need to find a solution in order to follow up FIRST-TF after 2019 which will be the end of the contract between CNRS (organisation in charge of the coordination FIRST-TF) and ANR.
Written by Jacques Vanier and Cipriana Tomescu, this book reviews conventional atomic frequency standards as described in the previous two volumes. It describes the development that has been done since the 1990s in improving conventional frequency standards. It covers the research and development done in the optical range to implement an optical frequency standard. It is designed for those groups and companies working in the areas of high-speed communications and data networks, navigation systems, satellites, GPS, timekeeping, and more.
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