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  • Vol. 41, Iss. 36 — Dec. 20, 2002
  • pp: 7702–7706

Analysis and observation, on an atomic resonance, of the frequency shift due to the length modulation of an optical cavity

Gaëtan Hagel, François Nez, and François Biraben  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 41, Issue 36, pp. 7702-7706 (2002)

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The frequency shift of the light owing to a cavity length modulation has been observed with the spectroscopy of the 1S–3S two-photon transition in hydrogen. The excitation of this transition occurs at a wavelength of 205 nm. One produces this radiation by frequency doubling a 410-nm radiation in an enhancement ring cavity. The length modulation of this cavity induces frequency shifts and a splitting of the observed 1S–3S line. We obtain a good agreement between the experiment and the theoretical analysis.

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OCIS Codes
(120.2230) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Fabry-Perot
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(300.3700) Spectroscopy : Linewidth
(300.6320) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, high-resolution
(300.6410) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, multiphoton

Original Manuscript: March 29, 2002
Revised Manuscript: September 23, 2002
Published: December 20, 2002

Gaëtan Hagel, François Nez, and François Biraben, "Analysis and observation, on an atomic resonance, of the frequency shift due to the length modulation of an optical cavity," Appl. Opt. 41, 7702-7706 (2002)

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