We report a high-contrast and narrow-linewidth resonant line profile by measuring the magneto-optical rotation of the transmitted light in a forward-scattering arrangement. We also report the splitting of the transmitted line profile at a strong microwave excitation. This profile may provide a good competitive scheme for the passive Rb frequency standard.
© 2013 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: September 17, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 6, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 11, 2013
Published: March 29, 2013
Jinda Lin, Jianliao Deng, Huijuan He, and Yuzhu Wang, "High-contrast and narrow-linewidth resonant profile for continuous operation atomic clock," Appl. Opt. 52, 2169-2172 (2013)