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Laser sources for precision spectroscopy on atomic strontium
Author(s): G. Ferrari; Tomasz M. Brzozowski; R. E. Drullinger; N. Poli; M. Prevedelli; C. Toninelli; Guglielmo M. Tino
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Paper Abstract

We present a new laser setup suited for high precision spectroscopy on atomic strontium. The source is used for an absolute frequency measurement of the visible 5s21S0-5s5p3P1 intercombination line of strontium which is considered a possible candidate for a future optical frequency standard. The optical frequency is measured with an optical comb generator referenced to the SI through a GPS signal. We developed also an all solid state blue laser source that will be used for laser cooling of strontium, which will result in a better control on the systematic effects and a great improvement in the precision of the measurement.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 April 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5478, Laser Optics 2003: Solid State Lasers and Nonlinear Frequency Conversion, (7 April 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.560977
Show Author Affiliations
G. Ferrari, Univ. di Firenze (Italy)
Tomasz M. Brzozowski, Jagiellonian Univ. (Poland)
R. E. Drullinger, Univ. di Firenze (Italy)
N. Poli, Univ. di Firenze (Italy)
M. Prevedelli, Univ. di Bologna (Italy)
C. Toninelli, Univ. di Firenze (Italy)
Guglielmo M. Tino, Univ. di Firenze (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5478:
Laser Optics 2003: Solid State Lasers and Nonlinear Frequency Conversion
Vladimir I. Ustugov, Editor(s)

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