Measurement Techniques

, Volume 59, Issue 9, pp 943–950 | Cite as

Investigation of the Limiting Short-Term Instability of the Output Signal of a Passive Hydrogen Frequency Standard

  • V. I. Vasil’ev


The limiting short-term frequency instability of the output signal of a passive hydrogen frequency and time standard is calculated. A technique for experimental measurement of the figure of merit of a quantum discriminator is set forth. The frequency instability of the standard is estimated on the basis of the obtained data. The effect of spectral line splitting of a maser with increasing excitation signal discovered in the course of the study represents an obstacle against achieving any decrease in the instability of the standard.


passive hydrogen frequency and time standard figure of merit frequency stability spectral line dynamic Zeeman effect 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kvarz Institute of Electronic MeasurementsNizhniiRussia

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