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Publisher | CRC Press Inc. |

Year | 01/01/2020 |

Edition | First |

Pages | 486 |

Version | paperback |

Readership level | College/higher education |

Language | English |

ISBN | 9781138894556 |

Categories | Quantum physics (quantum mechanics & quantum field theory), Applied physics |

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Up-to-Date Coverage of Stable and Accurate Frequency Standards
**The Quantum Physics of Atomic Frequency Standards**: Recent Developments covers advances in atomic frequency standards (atomic clocks) from the last several decades. It explains the use of various techniques, such as laser optical pumping, coherent population trapping, laser cooling, and electromagnetic and optical trapping, in the implementation of classical microwave and optical atomic frequency standards.
The book first discusses improvements to conventional atomic frequency standards, highlighting the main limitations of those frequency standards and the physical basis of the limitations. It then describes how advances in the theory and applications of atomic physics have opened new avenues in frequency standards. The authors go on to explore the research and development of new microwave and optical frequency standards before presenting the results in frequency stability and accuracy achieved with these new frequency standards. They also illustrate the application of atomic clocks in metrology, telecommunications, navigation, and other areas and give some insight into future work.
Building on the success of the previous two volumes, this up-to-date, in-depth book examines the vast improvements to atomic clocks that have occurred in the last 25 years. The improved stability and accuracy enable the verification of physical concepts used in fundamental theories, such as relativity, as well as the stability of fundamental constants intrinsic to those theories. "**The Quantum Physics of Atomic Frequency Standards**: Recent Developments may be considered a basic textbook in the field of atomic clocks. It updates the previous two volumes with the new achievements in that field. This third volume describes, in fact, the results obtained in the past 25 years within the area of atom laser cooling and trapping techniques and with the full exploitation of laser coherently induced phenomena. The former refers in particular to atomic fountains, optical lattice clocks, and ion clocks, while the latter considers the optically pumped and coherent population-trapping-based clocks. The book is not a simple review of the applications of the above-mentioned new techniques but reports as well their basic operating principles in continuity with the first two volumes, making it suitable as a textbook at the PhD level and very useful for researchers in the atomic frequency standards field. I fully endorse this book, being sure of its future success in the time and fr

The Quantum Physics of Atomic Frequency Standards

Microwave Atomic Frequency Standards: Review and Recent Developments

Classical Atomic Frequency Standards

Other Atomic Microwave Frequency Standards

On the Limits of Classical Microwave Atomic Frequency Standards

Appendices

Recent Advances in Atomic Physics That Have Impact on Atomic Frequency Standards Development

Solid-State Diode Laser

Control of Wavelength and Spectral Width of Laser Diodes

Laser Optical Pumping

Coherent Population Trapping

Laser Cooling of Atoms

Appendix

Microwave Frequency Standards Using New Physics

Cs Beam Frequency Standard

Atomic Fountain Approach

Isotropic Cooling Approach

Room Temperature Rb Standard Approach Using Laser Optical Pumping

CPT Approach

Laser-Cooled Microwave Ion Clocks

Appendices

Optical Frequency Standards

Early Approach Using Absorption Cells

Some Basic Ideas

MOT Approach

Single Ion Optical Clocks

Optical Lattice Neutral Atoms Clock

Frequency Measurement of Optical Clocks

Summary, Conclusion, and Reflections

Accuracy and Frequency Stability

Selected Applications of Atomic Frequency Standards

Last Reflections

Classical Atomic Frequency Standards

Other Atomic Microwave Frequency Standards

On the Limits of Classical Microwave Atomic Frequency Standards

Appendices

Recent Advances in Atomic Physics That Have Impact on Atomic Frequency Standards Development

Solid-State Diode Laser

Control of Wavelength and Spectral Width of Laser Diodes

Laser Optical Pumping

Coherent Population Trapping

Laser Cooling of Atoms

Appendix

Microwave Frequency Standards Using New Physics

Cs Beam Frequency Standard

Atomic Fountain Approach

Isotropic Cooling Approach

Room Temperature Rb Standard Approach Using Laser Optical Pumping

CPT Approach

Laser-Cooled Microwave Ion Clocks

Appendices

Optical Frequency Standards

Early Approach Using Absorption Cells

Some Basic Ideas

MOT Approach

Single Ion Optical Clocks

Optical Lattice Neutral Atoms Clock

Frequency Measurement of Optical Clocks

Summary, Conclusion, and Reflections

Accuracy and Frequency Stability

Selected Applications of Atomic Frequency Standards

Last Reflections