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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2013
  • pp: 3186–3189

Absolute frequency of cesium 6S–8S 822 nm two-photon transition by a high-resolution scheme

Chien-Ming Wu, Tze-Wei Liu, Ming-Hsuan Wu, Ray-Kuang Lee, and Wang-Yau Cheng  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 16, pp. 3186-3189 (2013)

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We present an alternative scheme for determining the frequencies of cesium (Cs) atom 6S8S Doppler-free transitions. With the use of a single electro-optical crystal, we simultaneously narrow the laser linewidth, lock the laser frequency, and resolve a narrow spectrum point by point. The error budget for this scheme is presented, and we prove that the transition frequency obtained from the Cs cell at room temperature and with one-layer μ-metal shielding is already very near that for the condition of zero collision and zero magnetic field. We point out that a sophisticated linewidth measurement could be a good guidance for choosing a suitable Cs cell for better frequency accuracy.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects
(300.3700) Spectroscopy : Linewidth
(300.6210) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, atomic

ToC Category:
Atomic and Molecular Physics

Original Manuscript: May 23, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 8, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 8, 2013
Published: August 15, 2013

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Chien-Ming Wu, Tze-Wei Liu, Ming-Hsuan Wu, Ray-Kuang Lee, and Wang-Yau Cheng, "Absolute frequency of cesium 6S–8S 822 nm two-photon transition by a high-resolution scheme," Opt. Lett. 38, 3186-3189 (2013)

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