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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2007
  • pp: 2810–2812

Measurement of the absolute energy level and hyperfine structure of the Rb 87 4 D 5 2 state

Won-Kyu Lee, Han Seb Moon, and Ho Suhng Suh  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 19, pp. 2810-2812 (2007)

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We have measured the absolute frequency of the excited state transition 5 P 3 2 4 D 5 2 in a Rb 87 atom with a femtosecond frequency comb, utilizing the recently developed spectroscopic technique of the double resonance optical pumping method. The absolute energy level of the 4 D 5 2 state is determined by measuring the absolute frequency of the 5 S 1 2 5 P 3 2 transition simultaneously. The hyperfine structure constants of the 4 D 5 2 state are obtained by using the measured frequency. The magnetic dipole constant, A, is determined to be ( 16.747 ± 0.010 ) MHz with an uncertainty reduced 60-fold compared with a previous result. The electric quadrupole constant, B, is determined, for what is to our knowledge the first time, to be ( 4.149 ± 0.059 ) MHz .

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OCIS Codes
(020.2930) Atomic and molecular physics : Hyperfine structure
(120.3930) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrological instrumentation
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(300.6210) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, atomic
(300.6260) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, diode lasers

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Original Manuscript: July 16, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: August 6, 2007
Published: September 24, 2007

Won-Kyu Lee, Han Seb Moon, and Ho Suhng Suh, "Measurement of the absolute energy level and hyperfine structure of the 87Rb 4D5/2 state," Opt. Lett. 32, 2810-2812 (2007)

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