The Solid State Maser - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080068190, 9781483159270

The Solid State Maser

1st Edition

The Commonwealth and International Library: Selected Readings in Physics

Authors: J. W. Orton D. H. Paxman J. C. Walling
Editors: D. Ter Haar
eBook ISBN: 9781483159270
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1970
Page Count: 294
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The Solid State Maser presents readings related to solid state maser amplifier from the first tentative theoretical proposals that appeared in the early 1950s to the successful realization of practical devices and their application to satellite communications and radio astronomy almost exactly 10 years later. The book discusses a historical account of the early developments (including that of the ammonia maser) of solid state maser; the properties of paramagnetic ions in crystals; the development of practical low noise amplifiers; and the characteristics of maser devices designed for communications use. The text also contains reprints of several important papers that illustrate various aspects of solid state maser. Physicists will find the book useful.

Table of Contents


Part I

Chapter 1. An Historical Account of Early Developments

Chapter 2. Maser Materials

Chapter 3. Maser Devices

Chapter 4. The Application of Solid State Masers


Part II

Comments on Paper 1

Paper 1. A Nuclear Spin System at a Negative Temperature

Comments on Paper 2

Paper 2. Amplification of Microwave Radiation by Substances not in Thermal Equilibrium

Comments on Paper 3

Paper 3. Molecular Microwave Oscillator and New Hyperfine Structure in the Microwave Spectrum of NH3

Comments on Paper 4

Paper 4. Possible Methods of Obtaining Active Molecules for a Molecular Oscillator

Paper 5. Proposal for a New Type of Solid State Maser

Paper 6. Paramagnetic Fine Structure Spectrum of Cr+++ in a Single Ruby Crystal

Paper 7. Paramagnetic Spectra of Substituted Sapphires. Part I: Ruby

Paper 8. Spin-lattice Relaxation Times in Ruby at 34-6 Ge/s

Paper 9. Spin-lattice Relaxation and Cross Relaxation Interactions in Chromium Corundum

Paper 10. Microwave Generation in Ruby due to Population Inversion Produced by Optical Absorption

Comments on Papers 11-12

Paper 11. Electron Spin Relaxation Times in Gadolinium Ethyl Sulfate

Paper 12. Operation of a Solid State Maser

Comments on Papers 13-14

Paper 13. Solid-State Maser Amplifier

Paper 14. Noise Temperature Measurement on a Solid State Maser

Paper 15. The Three-level Solid State Traveling-Wave Maser

Paper 16. Solid State Masers and Their Use in Satellite Communication Systems



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About the Author

J. W. Orton

D. H. Paxman

J. C. Walling

About the Editor

D. Ter Haar

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