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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2000
  • pp: 6–10

Interferometric measurements of 127I2 reference frequencies for 1S–2S spectroscopy in muonium, hydrogen, and deuterium

S. L. Cornish, Yi-Wei Liu, I. C. Lane, P. E. G. Baird, G. P. Barwood, P. Taylor, and W. R. C. Rowley  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 17, Issue 1, pp. 6-10 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.17.000006


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Abstract

The frequencies of three Doppler-free absorption lines of the  127I2 molecule in the vicinity of 730 nm have been measured interferometrically with reference to an iodine-stabilized 633-nm He–Ne laser. These frequencies are important as transfer standards for Doppler-free, two-photon spectroscopy of the 1S2S transitions in muonium, hydrogen, and deuterium (with the use of frequency tripling to generate the necessary 244-nm radiation). The a15 component of the R(26) 5–13 transition has recently been used as a reference line in a high-precision measurement of the muonium 1S2S frequency interval. Under the conditions reported, the frequency of this transition was found to be 409 253 981.70 (0.14) MHz, ∼680 MHz away from the muonium transition.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(300.6320) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, high-resolution
(300.6390) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, molecular

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S. L. Cornish, Yi-Wei Liu, I. C. Lane, P. E. G. Baird, G. P. Barwood, P. Taylor, and W. R. C. Rowley, "Interferometric measurements of 127I2 reference frequencies for 1S–2S spectroscopy in muonium, hydrogen, and deuterium," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17, 6-10 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-17-1-6


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