[time-nuts] Do Rb's injection lock ?

Bruce Griffiths bruce.griffiths at xtra.co.nz
Thu Jun 17 23:20:28 EDT 2010


Magnus Danielson wrote:
> On 06/18/2010 02:26 AM, Bob Camp wrote:
>> Hi
>>
>> There are stories about them locking to each other. I'm not sure how 
>> true they are. There is a *lot* of isolation in an atomic clock.
>
> Crystal oscillators at the same frequency helps.
>
> Cheers,
> Magnus
>
Self injection locking of Rubidium standards can sometimes be useful:
http://tf.nist.gov/general/pdf/2232.pdf

Self injection locking is also used to cleanup the output of some 
microwave oscillators.

Bruce





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