Applications of highly stable oscillators to scientific measurements
Abstract
The author describes several scientific experiments requiring highly stable oscillators. It is clear from this analysis that technology has advanced to the point where concepts of relativity theory can be tested in a number of ways. He shows sigma versus tau plots for recently developed stored ion devices, for atomic hydrogen masers, and for the binary pulsar. In the discussion of experimental techniques, the H maser performance data on sigma versus tau plots are used as a basis for numerical examples.
 Publication:

IEEE Proceedings
 Pub Date:
 July 1991
 Bibcode:
 1991IEEEP..79.1040V
 Keywords:

 Frequency Stability;
 Oscillators;
 Time Measurement;
 Atomic Clocks;
 Doppler Effect;
 Electromagnetic Measurement;
 Hydrogen Masers;
 Instrumentation and Photography