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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2009
  • pp: 347–349

Low-noise simultaneous fluorescence detection of two atomic states

G. W. Biedermann, X. Wu, L. Deslauriers, K. Takase, and M. A. Kasevich  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 3, pp. 347-349 (2009)

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We demonstrate a new simultaneous normalized detection technique for fluorescence detection of ultracold atoms in a superposition of ground-state hyperfine levels. Using this technique we observe atom shot-noise limited detection signal-to-noise ratios in excess of 7800:1 per shot and 14400:1 in 1 s .

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OCIS Codes
(020.0020) Atomic and molecular physics : Atomic and molecular physics
(300.6210) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, atomic
(300.6460) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, saturation

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Original Manuscript: November 21, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: November 30, 2008
Published: January 29, 2009

G. W. Biedermann, X. Wu, L. Deslauriers, K. Takase, and M. A. Kasevich, "Low-noise simultaneous fluorescence detection of two atomic states," Opt. Lett. 34, 347-349 (2009)

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