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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 35 — Dec. 10, 2011
  • pp: 6424–6429

Sub-Doppler spectroscopy of metastable atomic particles in ultrathin gas cells

Azad Ch. Izmailov, Chingiz O. Qajar, and Ramiz A. Karamaliyev  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 35, pp. 6424-6429 (2011)

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On the basis of density matrix equations, we theoretically investigated narrow sub-Doppler resonances in the spectral distribution of a number of atomic particles (atoms or molecules) optically excited in a metastable state in an ultrathin gas cell with the inner thickness less than or of the order of the wavelength λ 1 μm of the monochromatic light wave incident in the normal direction. Essential dependence of these resonances (on the center of the optical transition) was analyzed versus the inner thickness and transversal size of such a gas cell and also versus the intensity of the incident wave. Investigated resonances may be applied as references in high-accuracy optical frequency standards and for high precision measurements.

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(120.4800) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical standards and testing
(300.6320) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, high-resolution

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Original Manuscript: August 2, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 10, 2011
Published: December 2, 2011

Azad Ch. Izmailov, Chingiz O. Qajar, and Ramiz A. Karamaliyev, "Sub-Doppler spectroscopy of metastable atomic particles in ultrathin gas cells," Appl. Opt. 50, 6424-6429 (2011)

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