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Atom-based RF electric field measurements: An initial investigation of the measurement uncertainties

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Author(s)

Christopher L. Holloway

Abstract

We discuss a new method for the measurement of electric (E) fields that will lead to a self-calibrating, direct SI-traceable E-field probe. The technique is based on radio frequency field interactions with alkali atoms placed in glass cells. After we present the concept of this approach and present some experimental data to show its validity, we give a discussion on the different types of uncertainties that are associated with this new approach. We discuss how the uncertainties of this approach compare to commonly used E-field measurement techniques.
Conference Dates
August 16-22, 2015
Conference Location
Dresden
Conference Title
EMC 2015

Keywords

atom-based measurements, E-field probe, measurement uncertainties

Citation

Holloway, C. (2015), Atom-based RF electric field measurements: An initial investigation of the measurement uncertainties, EMC 2015, Dresden, -1, [online], https://doi.org/10.1109/ISEMC.2015.7256207 (Accessed June 19, 2024)

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Created August 16, 2015, Updated January 27, 2020