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Prospect for development of a pulsed CPT Raman Ramsey clock using atomic vapor
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Paper Abstract

The phenomenon of all-optical Ramsey interference using pulsed coherent population trapping (CPT) beams provides a new avenue for developing frequency standards using atomic vapor. In this study, we show that frequency narrowed Ramsey fringes can be produced in rubidium vapor without the effect of power broadening. We observed fringes of width as narrow as 1 kHz using a buffer-gas filled rubidium cell. A compact injection-locked laser (ILL) system was used to generate CPT beams. Studies also show that ac Stark effect on Ramsey fringes can be reduced, and higher frequency stability can be achieved in a clock application. The results are encouraging to propose an architecture for development of a pulsed CPT Ramsey clock. In this paper, we also provide related discussions on clock frequency stability, and our plans for future experiments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 February 2010
PDF: 25 pages
Proc. SPIE 7612, Advances in Slow and Fast Light III, 76120D (18 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.848638
Show Author Affiliations
Gour S. Pati, Delaware State Univ. (United States)
Fredrik K. Fatemi, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Mark Bashkansky, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Selim Shahriar, Northwestern Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7612:
Advances in Slow and Fast Light III
Selim M. Shahriar; Philip R. Hemmer, Editor(s)

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