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First Commercial Prototype of an Optically Pumped Cesium-Based Frequency Standard
TEKELEC INC TELECOM LES ULIS (FRANCE)
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Tekslec has developed the first commercial prototype of an Optically Pumped Cesium-Beam Frequency Standard with the scientific support of the Laboratotre de lHorloge Atomique LHA and the financial support of the French Military Administration DGA. This work is based on years of experience of the LHA on cesium atomic clocks, especially on short atomic clocks and and on the experience of Tekslec in time and frequency for systems timekeeping, time distribution, synchronization, etc. and components quartz, oscillators, rubidium atomic clocks, etc.. The first prototype is under characterization and the first results are presented in this paper.
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