[time-nuts] Optical Cesium or maybe Cesium "light"!

paul swed paulswedb at gmail.com
Sat Mar 18 10:54:14 EDT 2017

Did take a look at the various papers. The older Osciliquartz document does
overlap the new one. But the old one actually supplies more details. Good
It is interesting that the major consumable components like laser diodes
are all external. So what is the true life of the unit. Pretty curious and
suspect its far beyond 10 years.
Also power consumption is 35 watts or a running savings of 30% over the
Pretty sure we will see these on ebay in the next few years.... NOT

On Sat, Mar 18, 2017 at 10:32 AM, paul swed <paulswedb at gmail.com> wrote:

> I am in the same frame of mind had the market, so no need to evolve. But
> also it seems the business segment is so small its unclear that there is a
> good business case to build them.These days if its not $B little interest.
> Chuckle.
> Hp dumped cesiums and test equipment and then symetricom was purchased by
> Microsemi. Pretty strange. All in all in the timing market the players seem
> to be all but gone.
> Regards
> Paul
> On Sat, Mar 18, 2017 at 4:56 AM, Poul-Henning Kamp <phk at phk.freebsd.dk>
> wrote:
>> --------
>> In message <45f89398-9302-80dc-3b9d-690802c466d9 at karlquist.com>,
>> "Richard (Rick) Karlquist" write
>> s:
>> >It is surprising that none of the various makers of the 5071A
>> >ever made an optical version.  I wonder what they are thinking
>> >now that someone else has done it.
>> Why would they ?
>> They had a pretty good gig going with no competition...
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