Accession Number:

ADA164071

Title:

Advanced Design Atomic Hydrogen Maser Research and Development

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Dec 1982-31 Dec 1985

Corporate Author:

SIGMA TAU STANDARDS CORP TUSCALOOSA AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-12-31

Pagination or Media Count:

53.0

Abstract:

The objectives of this contract were to develop atomic hydrogen masers based upon novel concepts of cavity stabilization and new designs of the maser physics unit to provide improved stability and environmental isolation as well as a reduction in size,, weight, cost and power consumption. First, new maser designs were developed which implemented electronic cavity frequency stabilization using the cavity frequency switching technique. These new designs also incorporated a novel cavity assembly which is smaller than that used in past masers and new quadrupole state selectors based upon concepts described in the cited referfences. Then two representative hydrogen masers were constructed and tested and experiments were performed to optimize the electronic systems.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE