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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2012
  • pp: 5036–5038

Detection of ultrahigh resonance contrast in vapor-cell atomic clocks

Jinda Lin, Jianliao Deng, Yisheng Ma, Huijuan He, and Yuzhu Wang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 24, pp. 5036-5038 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.005036


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Abstract

We propose and demonstrate a novel detection scheme of clock signals and obtain an ultrahigh resonance contrast up to 90%, which leads to the remarkable improvement of the precision of the signal-to-noise ratio. The frequency stability in terms of Allan deviation of the proposed detection scheme is improved by an order of magnitude under equivalent conditions.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(020.3690) Atomic and molecular physics : Line shapes and shifts
(210.3810) Optical data storage : Magneto-optic systems
(290.2558) Scattering : Forward scattering

ToC Category:
Atomic and Molecular Physics

History
Original Manuscript: October 2, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 23, 2012
Published: December 4, 2012

Citation
Jinda Lin, Jianliao Deng, Yisheng Ma, Huijuan He, and Yuzhu Wang, "Detection of ultrahigh resonance contrast in vapor-cell atomic clocks," Opt. Lett. 37, 5036-5038 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-24-5036


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