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Weight Functions for Biases in Atomic Frequency Standards

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Author(s)

Jon H. Shirley

Abstract

We present a unified treatment of frequency-standard biases that vary significantly during the time of measurement. We introduce three time-dependent weight functions built from the solution of the unperturbed equations of motion for a two-level system. By integrating a weight function together with the time dependence of a perturbation over the excitation time we find the change in the lineshape and can deduce any biases. The same weight function may be used for treating more than one cause of a bias.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the 7th Symposium on Frequency Standards and Metrology
Conference Dates
October 5-11, 2008
Conference Location
Pacific Grove, CA
Conference Title
7th Symposium on Frequency Standards and Metrology

Keywords

primaray frequency standard, atomic clock

Citation

Shirley, J. (2008), Weight Functions for Biases in Atomic Frequency Standards, Proceedings of the 7th Symposium on Frequency Standards and Metrology, Pacific Grove, CA, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=900983 (Accessed April 14, 2024)
Created October 5, 2008, Updated June 2, 2021