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The quantum beat : the physical principles of atomic clocks

Author: F G Major
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©1998.
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Reviews the principles underlying quantum-based atomic clocks, with introductory chapters placing them in context with the development of mechanical clocks and the introduction of electronic  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: F G Major
ISBN: 0387983015 9780387983011
OCLC Number: 37315254
Description: xiv, 475 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Celestial and Mechanical Clocks.- Oscillations and Fourier Analysis.- Oscillators.- Quartz Clocks.- The Language of Electrons, Atoms, and Quanta.- Magnetic Resonance.- Corrections to Observed Atomic Resonance.- The Rubidium Clock.- The Classical Cesium Standard.- Atomic and Molecular Oscillators.- The Hydrogen Maser.- The Confinement of Ions.- The NASA Mercury Ion Experiment.- Optical Frequency Oscillators: Lasers.- Laser Cooling of Atoms and Ions.- Application of Lasers to Microwave Standards.- Measurement of Optical Frequency.- Applications: Time-Based Navigation.- Concluding Thoughts.
Responsibility: F.G. Major.

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