|ATOMIC POWER STANDARD: FIRST PROTOTYPE|
|The construction of our
FIRST PROTOTYPE started in 2000.
The long description of the experiment and results of the FIRST PROTOTYPE is available on line: (ArXiv:physics/0503120). It is also available in html: (first prototype in html) .
In December 2001 we had some experimental data showing that the device could be used as a standard.
In May 2002, we had a presentation at the CAP-ACP annual meeting in Québec City. Here is the (html) summary of the CAP-ACP presentation
that was published in "Physics in Canada" magazine.
In June 2002 there was a presentation at CPEM 2002 in Ottawa. Here is the (pdf) sumary that apeared in the conference proceedings: (summary of the CPEM 2002 conference) (also from: arXiv:physics/0504066 ).
In August 2002, I went to ICAP'2002 (ICAP'2002 web page) . Here is the (pdf) summary of the presentation: (summary of the ICAP 2002 presentation) that appeared in the conference proceedings (arXiv/050464).
|ATOMIC POWER STANDARD: SECOND PROTOTYPE|
2003, we were building an inprooved version of the power standard. This
time the goal was to evaluate the accuracy of the power measurements:
In may 2004 we had the first evaluation of the accuracy of the standard.
In June 2004, I went to the CPEM'2004 conference in London (CPEM'2004 web page). Here is the summary in pdf that appeared in the conference proceedings: (CPEM'2004 proceedings summary) (also from: arXiv:physics/0504065 ).
In April 2005, the accuracy evaluation is published by the IEEE (doi.org: (april 2005 paper from doi.org). It is also available in html: (april 2005 paper in html) and other formats at : arXiv:physics/0503111. Our paper was reported in Microwave & RF (july 2005, p.54) (citation in Microwave and RF.
In July 2006, I went to the CPEM'2006 conference in Torino (CPEM'2006 web page). Here is the summary in pdf that appeared in the conference proceedings: (CPEM'2006 proceedings summary).
|LASER COOLING AND TRAPPING: TROOP|
|LASER COOLING: FUNDAMENTAL PROCESSES|
|In 1992-1993, I was working as a post doctoral fellow in the group of Dr. Christopher Foot, at the University of Oxford (Clarendon Laboratory) (Dr. Foot's group) on the realization of frequency standard using an atomic fountain , also called Zacharias fountain. Here is the paper that was published in the proceeding of the 7th European Frequency and Time forum, EFTF'93, Neuchâtel, Switzerland, March 1993: arXiv:quant-ph/0505198. It is also available form this server in html: fountain paper in html, pdf: fountain paper in pdf, and the old version in bitmap: fountain paper in bitmap.|
|EXTENDED CAVITY LASER DIODE:|
|In 1991-1992, I worked at the BIPM in Paris. I worked under Dr. Jean-Marie Chartier on the realization of Extended Cavity Lasers for application to length metrology. This work was done in cooperation with the Laboratoire de l'Horloge Atomique in Orsay.|
|OPTICALLY PUMPED RUBIDIUM MASER:|
|CHARACTERIZATION OF FREQUENCY STABILITY:|
The Discontinuity calculator is a real time application available on this site. It can evaluate the equivalent capacitive reactance due to a step discontinuity in a coaxial transmission line.
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