• Introduction to TF – Basic concepts and vocabulary (quality, certification, traceability etc), and technical issues (oscillators, frequency standards, accuracy, stability, phase noise, jitter, physical environment, etc.).
  • Measurement methods and experimental techniques – Spectra (phase noise and L(f), amplitude noise), variances, frequency measurement and comparison.
  • Atomic clocks – Physics, traditional clocks (atomic beam, vapor cell, and maser), cold atoms, optical clocks, small-size clocks.
  • Oscillators – RF/microwave, cavity-stabilized lasers, optical frequency combs.
  • Timing and applications – Time scales, navigation, frequency transfer and synchronization.
  • Physics, applications, and trends.

Hands-on Laboratory Courses

Every day, the the participant do real experiments and measurements

  • Frequency stability and AM/PM noise,
  • Data analysis
  • Global Navigation Satellite System GNSS (GPS, Galileo, etc)
  • Resonators and oscillators
  • Atomic clocka

Social Events and Visits

  • Visit at the Observatory of Besancon
  • FEMTO-ST Laboratory Tour
  • Visit at the Time Museum, Besancon downtown
  • Social dinner
  • Night session at the Observatory (depending on weather). Observe celestial bodies, and adjust your watch to stars using the original ancient instruments

Week Schedule

Download the Week Schedule in pdf format
You may also like the Enrico's Chart of Phase Noise and Two-Sample Variances.

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