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Low Vapor Density Measurements by Saturated Absorption
Author(s): Michael Raab; James J. Snyder
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Paper Abstract

We report an application of two saturated absorption techniques, saturation spectroscopy and polarization spectroscopy to low density measurements in sodium vapor. The sensitivity we achieved using the resonance lines D1 and D2, was enough to detect a minimum number of a few thousand atoms. We discuss principal limits of such experiments and the benefits of both of the techniques.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 October 1983
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0426, Laser-Based Ultrasensitive Spectroscopy and Detection V, (19 October 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.936244
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Michael Raab, National Bureau of Standards (United States)
James J. Snyder, National Bureau of Standards (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0426:
Laser-Based Ultrasensitive Spectroscopy and Detection V
Richard A. Keller, Editor(s)

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