Accession Number:

ADA509351

Title:

The Cryogenic Hydrogen Maser: Projected Performance and Recent Progress Towards Spaceborne Applications

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

HARVARD UNIV CAMBRIDGE MA LYMAN LAB OF PHYSICS

Report Date:

1989-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

The possibility of significant improvement in the frequency stability of hydrogen masers by operation at cryogenic temperatures 1 K is discussed. The results of the HarvardSAO collaboration to build and operate a cryogenic hydrogen maser are summarized, and ongoing work to include space-qualified technology in the cryogenic system is described. Finally, a short list is given of scientific applications on Earth and in space of a cryogenic hydrogen maser of superior frequency stability.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE