To recognize technical contributions in the fields of atomic and molecular frequency standards, time transfer, and frequency and time metrology.
$1,000, Certificate and “limited edition” original print
Funded by the IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control Society.
At the annual Symposium on Frequency Control.
Named after Professor I. I. Rabi, first presented in 1983
Significant contribution of a technical nature as measured in part by: the degree of initiative, ingenuity and creativity displayed; the quality of the work and degree of success attained; and the overall importance of the work and the impact on frequency control and associated communities.
Should preferably be a member of IEEE and UFFC.
For most significant contributions to high precision frequency control and measurements, in particular to optical frequency chains, the invention of the phase-coherent optical frequency interval division technique and early groundwork and demonstration of optical frequency combs and their use for frequency synthesis.