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Frequency metrology by use of quantum interference

Georgiades, N. Ph. and Polzik, E. S. and Kimble, H. J. (1996) Frequency metrology by use of quantum interference. Optics Letters, 21 (20). pp. 1688-1690. ISSN 0146-9592. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:GEOol96

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Abstract

Quantum interference in the rate of two-photon excitation of the 6S1/2 → 6P3/2 → 6D5/2 transition in atomic cesium is exploited to demonstrate phase-sensitive frequency demodulation for an optical interval of 612.5 THz. By thus using atoms as ultrafast nonlinear mixing elements, we suggest and analyze a new avenue for absolute comparisons of a dense set of frequencies over the range of 200–2000 nm.


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Additional Information:This research was supported by the Division of Chemical Science, Office of Basic Energy Science, Office of Energy Research, U.S. Department of Energy. We gratefully acknowledge discussions with J. L. Hall.
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