By Topic

Progress and feasibility for a unified standard for frequency, time, and length

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)

The recent successful extension of frequency synthesis upward in the infrared to the 88-THz frequency of the very stable methane frequency standard has implications for expanded uses of frequency/time metrology and hence of frequency/time dissemination systems. After further refinements of the infrared frequency synthesis techniques, metrologists will have the opportunity to define a value for the speed of light and to use a particular frequency standard --the most accurate one--as a unified standard for frequency, time, and length.

Published in:

Proceedings of the IEEE  (Volume:60 ,  Issue: 5 )