Abstract

We discuss the theory and error analysis for an ultrasensitive refractive index detector based on the two-frequency Zeeman effect laser. Experimental measurements on gases agree fairly well with predictions. With a 5-cm pathlength, the typical interferometry stability is Δn = 8 × 10−9/h. Resolution is Δn = 1 × 10−9.

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