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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 1996
  • pp: 1280–1282

Hyperfine structure and absolute frequency of the 87Rb 5P3/2 state

Jun Ye, Steve Swartz, Peter Jungner, and John L. Hall  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 16, pp. 1280-1282 (1996)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.21.001280


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Abstract

We have constructed two highly stable and reproducible 87Rb D2-saturated-absorption spectrometers at 780 nm, using dither/third-harmonic lock-in detection and radio-frequency sideband techniques, respectively. We achieved ±3-kHz reproducibility and agreement between these two independent systems. Heterodyne measurements of the hyperfine splittings of the 5P3/2 state give its magnetic dipole (A) and electric quadrupole (B) hyperfine constants with a 10-fold reduction in uncertainty.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: February 5, 1996
Published: August 15, 1996

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Jun Ye, Steve Swartz, Peter Jungner, and John L. Hall, "Hyperfine structure and absolute frequency of the 87Rb 5P3/2 state," Opt. Lett. 21, 1280-1282 (1996)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-21-16-1280

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