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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

Tags associés : Horloges atomiques, Mesures temps-fréquence,

En résumé

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.