[time-nuts] Difference in manufacturing for fundamental tone, 3rd, and 5th overtone crystals

Magnus Danielson magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org
Thu Oct 27 19:53:23 EDT 2016


Hi,

Hmm, such fiddeling could maybe also apply to nearby alternative modes 
of the crystals, even if I guess it would be harder to do meaningful 
dents on them.

Cheers,
Magnus

On 10/28/2016 01:50 AM, Bob Camp wrote:
> Hi
>
> Crystals are highly optimized for the specific overtone they are
> intended to operate on. In fact, you can fiddle them to the point
> that they no longer have a “fundamental” response.
>
> Bob
>
>> On Oct 27, 2016, at 6:42 PM, Attila Kinali <attila at kinali.ch> wrote:
>>
>> Moin,
>>
>> I have stumbled over another question I am unable to answer using the
>> tools I have available: Is there any fundamental difference in manufacturing
>> fundamental and overtone chrystals. Or to be more precise: is there an
>> optimization process during manufacturing that makes a crystal more suited
>> for one of the harmonics than for the others or all crystals similarly
>> well suited to be used as an fundamental crystal as they are for the 3rd
>> or 5th overtone?
>>
>>
>> 			Attila Kinali
>> --
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>>        Any simple idea will be worded in the most complicated way.
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