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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 1996
  • pp: 1688–1690

Frequency metrology by use of quantum interference

N. Ph. Georgiades, E. S. Polzik, and H. J. Kimble  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 20, pp. 1688-1690 (1996)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.21.001688


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Abstract

Quantum interference in the rate of two-photon excitation of the 6S1/2 → 6P3/26D5/2 transition in atomic cesium is exploited to demonstrate phase-sensitive frequency demodulation for an optical interval of ± 12.5 THz. By thus using atoms as ultrafast nonlinear mixing elements, we suggest and analyze a new avenue for absolute comparisons of a dense set of frequencies over the range of 200–2000 nm.

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Original Manuscript: May 31, 1996
Published: October 15, 1996

Citation
N. Ph. Georgiades, E. S. Polzik, and H. J. Kimble, "Frequency metrology by use of quantum interference," Opt. Lett. 21, 1688-1690 (1996)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-21-20-1688


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