Accession Number : ADP001543

Title :   Short-Term Frequency Stability and Systematic Effects on the Rubidium by Maser Oscillator Frequency,


Personal Author(s) : Tetu,Michel ; Tremblay,Pierre ; Bonnier,Deni ; Vanier,Jacques

Report Date : 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The rubidium maser frequency stability has been measured previously in the time domain for short averaging times and for long averaging times and in the frequency domain. We present in this paper a theoretical evaluation of the possible performance of this type of oscillator taking into account the fact that the maser line is inhomogeneously broadened. Optimum conditions are established on the main maser parameters and the theoretical expression for the short term frequency stability is calculated according to realizable configurations. The systematic effects on the maser frequency were also considered in previous works. We review here these effects adding to their contribution some undiscussed sources.

Descriptors :   *Frequency, *Control, *Symposia, *Rubidium, *Masers, Stability, Oscillators, Optical pumping, Temperature, Coefficients, Receivers, Noise

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE