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Search for a frequency difference in the spectrum of the enantiomers of chiral molecules: How to reach a sensitivity better than 10-14?
Author(s): Christian Chardonnet; M. Ziskind; T. Marrel; Christophe Daussy; Christian J. Borde; C. Grain; L. F. Constantin; C. T. Nguyen; A. Shelkovnikov; R. J. Butcher; Anne Amy-Klein
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Paper Abstract

A series of two searches of a frequency difference in the vibrational spectrum of the enantiomers of CHFClBr by using Fabry-Perot cavities is presented. No difference is observed within the present sensitivity of 10-13. This experiment is limited by pressure shifts induced by uncontrolled impurities of the samples. We propose to use a two-photon Ramsey fringes scheme with a molecular beam to push the relative sensitivity much below 10-14 in the range where the effect is expected.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 May 2001
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4269, Laser Frequency Stabilization, Standards, Measurement, and Applications, (3 May 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.424461
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Christian Chardonnet, Univ. Paris XIII (France)
M. Ziskind, Univ. Paris XIII (France)
T. Marrel, Univ. Paris XIII (France)
Christophe Daussy, Univ. Paris XIII (France)
Christian J. Borde, Univ. Paris XIII (France)
C. Grain, Univ. Paris XIII (France)
L. F. Constantin, Univ. Paris XIII (France)
C. T. Nguyen, Univ. Paris XIII (France)
A. Shelkovnikov, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)
R. J. Butcher, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Anne Amy-Klein, Univ. Paris XIII (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4269:
Laser Frequency Stabilization, Standards, Measurement, and Applications
John L. Hall; Jun Ye, Editor(s)

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