Accession Number:

ADA175431

Title:

Exploration of the Potential Performance of Diode Laser-Pumped Gas Cell Atomic Frequency Standards.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

Recently, there has been considerable interest in the use of single-mode diode lasers in atomic frequency standards. In this report, theoretical calculations were performed to quantify the expected performance improvement upon incorporation of diode lasers in rubidium gas cell atomic frequency standards. We assume that clock signal shot noise, the diode lasers quantum noise, and diode laser frequency locking noise all contribute to the atomic frequency standards stability. Keywords include Atomic Clocks, Diode Lasers, and Optical Pumping.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE