Accession Number : ADA243937

Title :   Development of an Optically-Pumped, Cesium Beam Atomic Standard.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Sep 85-May 89,

Corporate Author : FREQUENCY ELECTRONICS INC MITCHEL FIELD NY

Personal Author(s) : McClelland, T. ; Vasilakis, A.

Report Date : OCT 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 75

Abstract : This report describes the achievements over a four-year period on a research and development program to design, develop and fabricate an optically-pumped atomic standard (OPAS). The OPAS device is a cesium beam atomic frequency standard in which the state selection and state detection are both accomplished by optical pumping using semiconductor laser diodes. Special emphasis is given in this report to the problems associated with the use of semiconductor laser diodes in this application, including mechanical, thermal, electrical, and optical development findings.

Descriptors :   DETECTION, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, OPTICAL PUMPING, REPORTS, SELECTION, SEMICONDUCTOR DIODES, SEMICONDUCTOR LASERS.

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
      Particle Accelerators
      Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE