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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 1994
  • pp: 1891–1893

Precision measurements of the lifetime of a single trapped ion with a nonlinear electro-optic switch

R. G. DeVoe and R. G. Brewer  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 19, Issue 22, pp. 1891-1893 (1994)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.19.001891


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Abstract

A time-correlated single-photon counting method is used to measure the spontaneous emission lifetime of a single trapped barium ion, yielding a standard deviation of 0.5% for 8 min of integration time. The statistical power of this one-atom technique is comparable with that of other methods that use a macroscopic sample, but the technique has potentially lower systematic errors. The method depends on the use of an electro-optic phase modulator as an Nth-order nonlinear switch, which improves the response time by a factor of N and the on–off ratio by the Nth power.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: June 9, 1994
Published: November 15, 1994

Citation
R. G. DeVoe and R. G. Brewer, "Precision measurements of the lifetime of a single trapped ion with a nonlinear electro-optic switch," Opt. Lett. 19, 1891-1893 (1994)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-19-22-1891

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