Accession Number : ADD005565

Title :   Laser Capable of Producing a Frequency Standard.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Schlossberg,Howard R

Report Date : 17 Oct 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : This patent describes a laser for producing a stable frequency standard which finds applicability within a clock. The laser contains a pair of active materials having close but non-overlapping gain profiles so that the laser can oscillate at frequencies particular to each active material without interraction therebetween. The beat frequency generated between the two laser frequencies is highly stable and can be readily used as a frequency standard. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Frequency standards, *Gas lasers, Atomic clocks, Waveguides, Resonators

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE