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Development of a Quantum Based Microwave Power Measurement



Thomas P. Crowley, E. A. Donley, T P. Heavner, John R. Juroshek, Billy F. Riddle


An initial proof-of-concept experiment to measure microwave power based on quantum-mechanical principles is presented. Rabi oscillations between two hyperfine levels of the cesium ground state are measured and used to determine the RF magnetic field strength in a resonant cavity. The realtive change with microwave power level and duration agrees very well with theory.
Conference Dates
June 8-13, 2003
Conference Location
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Conference Title
2003 IEEE International Microwave Symposium


atomic clock, laser cooling, microwave power, quantum measurement, Rabi oscillation


Crowley, T. , Donley, E. , Heavner, T. , Juroshek, J. and Riddle, B. (2003), Development of a Quantum Based Microwave Power Measurement, 2003 IEEE International Microwave Symposium, Philadelphia, PA, USA (Accessed February 25, 2024)
Created June 16, 2003, Updated October 12, 2021