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Rubidium lamp source

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by [email protected], Mar 18, 2009.

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  1. Guest

    I'm looking to do some tinkering with rubidium time sources. It seems
    that the rubidium lamp is the toughest thing to get. Does anyone know
    where one can buy rubidium lamps for this type of thing? As I
    understand it, they don't need to have electrodes on them, just the
    rubidium in a gas state.

    Mike
     
  2. GregS

    GregS Guest

    Don't know, but why would you want to tinker? It seems the Rubidium stuff has been
    widely used for different things. I used to play with the Cesium and Rubidium
    standards at a tracking station. The thing about time standards, the near
    term sability is only as good as a good xtal oscillator. Atomic
    standards are for long term stability.

    greg
     
  3. On Wed, 18 Mar 2009 11:52:22 -0700 (PDT), the renowned
    You can get complete 10MHz rubidium standards on eBay for very
    reasonable prices ($100-$200). Taken from cell phone base stations, I
    think.


    Best regards,
    Spehro Pefhany
     
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