Accession Number:

ADD009402

Title:

Laser Excited Molecular Beam Time and Frequency Standard.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-04-06

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

This patent concerns a laser excited molecular beam time and frequency standard utilizing a first electromagnetic beam at a first preselected frequency to excite a molecular beam at a first preselected point along the beam in order to produce fluorescence. A second electromagnetic beam produced from either a different electromagnetic source than utilized to produce the first beam or produced from a portion of the first beam at a second preselected frequency excites the molecular beam at a second preselected point along the beam to produce fluorescence. By locking the frequency of the first and second electromagnetic beams to specific resonant frequencies, a time and frequency standard can be produced.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Particle Accelerators

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE