Accession Number : ADA495082


Title :   A Trapped Mercury 199 Ion Frequency Standard


Descriptive Note : Conference paper


Corporate Author : HEWLETT-PACKARD LABS PALO ALTO CA


Personal Author(s) : Cutler, Leonard S ; Giffard, Robin P ; McGuire, Michael D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a495082.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1981


Pagination or Media Count : 17


Abstract : Mercury 199 ions confined in an RF quadrupole trap and optically pumped by mercury 202 ion resonance light form the basis for a high performance frequency standard with commercial possibilities. This report describes some results achieved to date and gives estimates of the potential performance of such a standard.


Descriptors :   *FREQUENCY STANDARDS , *MERCURY , TRAPS , OPTICAL PUMPING , IRRADIATION , SYMPOSIA , RADIOFREQUENCY


Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE