Abstract

The Ramsey fringe contrast of a pulsed optically pumped cold atom clock is strongly affected by the transverse decay of the atomic sample. This letter calculates the Ramsey fringe with focus on transverse decay, and analyzes the Ramsey fringe contrast with different transverse decay rates. By fitting the experimental data, we obtain the transverse decay rate in a cold atom sample at an approximate value of 30.5 s<sup>-1</sup>, which is much smaller than that in a cell.

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F. X. Esnault, N. Rossetto, D. Holleville, J. Delporte, and N. Dimarcq, Adv. Space Res. 47, 854 (2011).

H. D. Cheng, X. C. Wang, L. Xiao, W. Z. Zhang, L. Liu, and Y. Z. Wang, Chin. Phys. B 20, 023701 (2011).

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L. Xiao, X. Wang, W. Zhang, H. Cheng, L. Liu, and Y. Wang, Chin. Opt. Lett. 8, 253 (2010).

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2009 (4)

H. D. Cheng, W. Z. Zhang, H. Y. Ma, L. Liu, and Y. Z. Wang, Phys. Rev. A 79, 023407 (2009).

W. Z. Zhang, H. D. Cheng, L. Xiao, L. Liu, and Y. Z. Wang, Opt. Express 17, 2892 (2009).

R. Qi, X. L. Yu, Z. B. Li, and W. M. Liu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 185301 (2009).

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A. Godone, S. Micalizio, F. Levi, and C. Calosso, Phys. Rev. A 74, 043401 (2006).

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2004 (1)

A. Godone, S. Micalizio, and F. Levi, Phys. Rev. A 70, 023409 (2004).

2000 (1)

W. M. Liu, B. Wu, and Q. Niu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 2294 (2000).

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N. F. Ramsey, Phys. Rev. 78, 695 (1950).

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Bagnato, V. S.

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Cheng, H.

Cheng, H. D.

H. D. Cheng, X. C. Wang, L. Xiao, W. Z. Zhang, L. Liu, and Y. Z. Wang, Chin. Phys. B 20, 023701 (2011).

H. D. Cheng, W. Z. Zhang, H. Y. Ma, L. Liu, and Y. Z. Wang, Phys. Rev. A 79, 023407 (2009).

W. Z. Zhang, H. D. Cheng, L. Liu, and Y. Z. Wang, Phys. Rev. A 79, 053804 (2009).

W. Z. Zhang, H. D. Cheng, L. Xiao, L. Liu, and Y. Z. Wang, Opt. Express 17, 2892 (2009).

Delporte, J.

F. X. Esnault, N. Rossetto, D. Holleville, J. Delporte, and N. Dimarcq, Adv. Space Res. 47, 854 (2011).

Dimarcq, N.

F. X. Esnault, N. Rossetto, D. Holleville, J. Delporte, and N. Dimarcq, Adv. Space Res. 47, 854 (2011).

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Esnault, F. X.

F. X. Esnault, N. Rossetto, D. Holleville, J. Delporte, and N. Dimarcq, Adv. Space Res. 47, 854 (2011).

Esnault, F.-X.

F.-X. Esnault, D. Holleville, N. Rossetto, S. Guerandel, and N. Dimarcq, Phys. Rev. A 82, 033436 (2010).

Godone, A.

A. Godone, S. Micalizio, F. Levi, and C. Calosso, Phys. Rev. A 74, 043401 (2006).

A. Godone, S. Micalizio, and F. Levi, Phys. Rev. A 70, 023409 (2004).

Guerandel, S.

F.-X. Esnault, D. Holleville, N. Rossetto, S. Guerandel, and N. Dimarcq, Phys. Rev. A 82, 033436 (2010).

Holleville, D.

F. X. Esnault, N. Rossetto, D. Holleville, J. Delporte, and N. Dimarcq, Adv. Space Res. 47, 854 (2011).

F.-X. Esnault, D. Holleville, N. Rossetto, S. Guerandel, and N. Dimarcq, Phys. Rev. A 82, 033436 (2010).

Levi, F.

A. Godone, S. Micalizio, F. Levi, and C. Calosso, Phys. Rev. A 74, 043401 (2006).

A. Godone, S. Micalizio, and F. Levi, Phys. Rev. A 70, 023409 (2004).

Li, T.

Li, Z. B.

R. Qi, X. L. Yu, Z. B. Li, and W. M. Liu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 185301 (2009).

Liu, L.

H. D. Cheng, X. C. Wang, L. Xiao, W. Z. Zhang, L. Liu, and Y. Z. Wang, Chin. Phys. B 20, 023701 (2011).

D. Lv, B. Wang, T. Li, and L. Liu, Chin. Opt. Lett. 8, 735 (2010).

L. Xiao, X. Wang, W. Zhang, H. Cheng, L. Liu, and Y. Wang, Chin. Opt. Lett. 8, 253 (2010).

W. Z. Zhang, H. D. Cheng, L. Liu, and Y. Z. Wang, Phys. Rev. A 79, 053804 (2009).

W. Z. Zhang, H. D. Cheng, L. Xiao, L. Liu, and Y. Z. Wang, Opt. Express 17, 2892 (2009).

H. D. Cheng, W. Z. Zhang, H. Y. Ma, L. Liu, and Y. Z. Wang, Phys. Rev. A 79, 023407 (2009).

Liu, W. M.

R. Qi, X. L. Yu, Z. B. Li, and W. M. Liu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 185301 (2009).

W. M. Liu, B. Wu, and Q. Niu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 2294 (2000).

Lv, D.

Ma, H. Y.

H. D. Cheng, W. Z. Zhang, H. Y. Ma, L. Liu, and Y. Z. Wang, Phys. Rev. A 79, 023407 (2009).

Magalhaes, D. V.

Micalizio, S.

A. Godone, S. Micalizio, F. Levi, and C. Calosso, Phys. Rev. A 74, 043401 (2006).

A. Godone, S. Micalizio, and F. Levi, Phys. Rev. A 70, 023409 (2004).

Muller, S. T.

Niu, Q.

W. M. Liu, B. Wu, and Q. Niu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 2294 (2000).

Qi, R.

R. Qi, X. L. Yu, Z. B. Li, and W. M. Liu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 185301 (2009).

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F.-X. Esnault, D. Holleville, N. Rossetto, S. Guerandel, and N. Dimarcq, Phys. Rev. A 82, 033436 (2010).

Wang, B.

Wang, X.

Wang, X. C.

H. D. Cheng, X. C. Wang, L. Xiao, W. Z. Zhang, L. Liu, and Y. Z. Wang, Chin. Phys. B 20, 023701 (2011).

Wang, Y.

Wang, Y. Z.

H. D. Cheng, X. C. Wang, L. Xiao, W. Z. Zhang, L. Liu, and Y. Z. Wang, Chin. Phys. B 20, 023701 (2011).

W. Z. Zhang, H. D. Cheng, L. Liu, and Y. Z. Wang, Phys. Rev. A 79, 053804 (2009).

W. Z. Zhang, H. D. Cheng, L. Xiao, L. Liu, and Y. Z. Wang, Opt. Express 17, 2892 (2009).

H. D. Cheng, W. Z. Zhang, H. Y. Ma, L. Liu, and Y. Z. Wang, Phys. Rev. A 79, 023407 (2009).

Weyers, S.

R. Wynands and S. Weyers, Metrologia 42, S64 (2005).

Wu, B.

W. M. Liu, B. Wu, and Q. Niu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 2294 (2000).

Wynands, R.

R. Wynands and S. Weyers, Metrologia 42, S64 (2005).

Xiao, L.

Yu, X. L.

R. Qi, X. L. Yu, Z. B. Li, and W. M. Liu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 185301 (2009).

Zhang, W.

Zhang, W. Z.

H. D. Cheng, X. C. Wang, L. Xiao, W. Z. Zhang, L. Liu, and Y. Z. Wang, Chin. Phys. B 20, 023701 (2011).

W. Z. Zhang, H. D. Cheng, L. Liu, and Y. Z. Wang, Phys. Rev. A 79, 053804 (2009).

H. D. Cheng, W. Z. Zhang, H. Y. Ma, L. Liu, and Y. Z. Wang, Phys. Rev. A 79, 023407 (2009).

W. Z. Zhang, H. D. Cheng, L. Xiao, L. Liu, and Y. Z. Wang, Opt. Express 17, 2892 (2009).

Adv. Space Res. (1)

F. X. Esnault, N. Rossetto, D. Holleville, J. Delporte, and N. Dimarcq, Adv. Space Res. 47, 854 (2011).

Chin. Opt. Lett. (2)

Chin. Phys. B (1)

H. D. Cheng, X. C. Wang, L. Xiao, W. Z. Zhang, L. Liu, and Y. Z. Wang, Chin. Phys. B 20, 023701 (2011).

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Metrologia (2)

A. Bauch, Metrologia 42, S43 (2005).

R. Wynands and S. Weyers, Metrologia 42, S64 (2005).

Opt. Express (1)

Phys. Rev. (1)

N. F. Ramsey, Phys. Rev. 78, 695 (1950).

Phys. Rev. A (5)

F.-X. Esnault, D. Holleville, N. Rossetto, S. Guerandel, and N. Dimarcq, Phys. Rev. A 82, 033436 (2010).

A. Godone, S. Micalizio, and F. Levi, Phys. Rev. A 70, 023409 (2004).

A. Godone, S. Micalizio, F. Levi, and C. Calosso, Phys. Rev. A 74, 043401 (2006).

H. D. Cheng, W. Z. Zhang, H. Y. Ma, L. Liu, and Y. Z. Wang, Phys. Rev. A 79, 023407 (2009).

W. Z. Zhang, H. D. Cheng, L. Liu, and Y. Z. Wang, Phys. Rev. A 79, 053804 (2009).

Phys. Rev. Lett. (2)

W. M. Liu, B. Wu, and Q. Niu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 2294 (2000).

R. Qi, X. L. Yu, Z. B. Li, and W. M. Liu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 185301 (2009).

Other (2)

J. Vanier and C. Audoin, The Quantum Physics of Atomic Frequency Standards (Institute of Physics Publishing, Bristol, 1989) chap. 5.

X. Wang, H. Cheng, B. Zheng, Y. Meng, L. Xiao, L. Liu, and Y. Wang, in Proceedings of 2011 Joint Conference of the IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium and European Frequency and Time Forum 1 (2001).

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