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The Quantum Physics of Atomic Frequency Standards The Quantum Physics of Atomic Frequency Standards

Auteurs : Jacques Vanier, Claude Audoin
Année : 1989
Éditeur : CRC Press

Related tags : Atomic clocks, Time-frequency measurements,

In summary

Atomic frequency standards provide the most accurate measurements in physics. The Quantum Physics of Atomic Frequency Standards is an extensive survey of the subject…

The first volume begins with a quantum mechanics treatment of the interaction of static fields and electromagnetic radiation with atoms and molecules. Each of the important phenomena – noise, relaxation, broadening and frequency shifts – is treated in detail and optical pumping and population inversion are explained. With all the background material now in place the major part of these volumes is devoted to a theoretical analysis of the operation of the numerous atomic frequency standards that are either in use, are being studied or have been proposed.

* Caesium atomic beam frequency standards

* Hydrogen maser

* Rubidium frequency standards

* Mercury ion trap

* Frequency stabilized lasers

* Impact of atomic frequency standards on navigation and communication systems, in industry, in new technology and on fundamental research.