Precision Measurements with Hydrogen and Rubidium Masers
Final rept. 1 May 95-30 Apr 97
SMITHSONIAN ASTROPHYSICAL OBSERVATORY CAMBRIDGE MA
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This AASERT grant supported Ph.D. thesis research on two new atomic clocks the cryogenic hydrogen maser and the double bulb rubidium maser. The cryogenic hydrogen maser CHM operates at low temperatures, and may provide frequency stability that is one to three orders of magnitude better than a room temperature hydrogen maser because of greatly reduced thermal noise and larger signal power. The double bulb rubidium maser DBRM may have frequency stability comparable to that of a room temperature hydrogen maser but in a smaller, more robust, and lower cost package.
- Lasers and Masers