Abstract

We demonstrate a technique for frequency measurements of atomic transitions with a precision of 30 kHz. The frequency is measured with a ring-cavity resonator whose length is calibrated against a reference laser locked to the D2 line of 87Rb , the frequency of which is known with 10-kHz accuracy. We have used this method to measure the hyperfine structure in the 5P3/2 state of 85Rb . We obtain precise values for the hyperfine constants, A=25.041(6) MHz and B=26.013(25)MHz , and a value of 77.992(20) MHz for the isotope shift in the D2 line.

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2001 (1)

A. Banerjee, U. D. Rapol, A. Wasan, and V. Natarajan, Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 2139 (2001).

1999 (1)

T. Udem, J. Reichert, R. Holzwarth, and T. Hänsch, Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 3568 (1999).

1997 (1)

C. S. Wood, S. C. Bennett, D. Cho, B. P. Masterson, J. L. Roberts, C. E. Tanner, and C. E. Wieman, Science 275, 1759 (1997).

1996 (1)

1993 (3)

K. P. Birch and M. J. Downs, Metrologia 30, 155 (1993).

K. P. Birch and M. J. Downs, Metrologia 31, 315 (1993).

D. S. Weiss, B. C. Young, andS. Chu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 70, 2706 (1993).

1991 (1)

G. P. Barwood, P. Gill, and W. R. C. Rowley, Appl. Phys. B 53, 142 (1991).

1977 (1)

E. Arimondo, M. Inguscio, and P. Violino, Rev. Mod. Phys. 49, 31 (1977).

Arimondo, E.

E. Arimondo, M. Inguscio, and P. Violino, Rev. Mod. Phys. 49, 31 (1977).

Banerjee, A.

A. Banerjee, U. D. Rapol, A. Wasan, and V. Natarajan, Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 2139 (2001).

Barwood, G. P.

G. P. Barwood, P. Gill, and W. R. C. Rowley, Appl. Phys. B 53, 142 (1991).

Bennett, S. C.

C. S. Wood, S. C. Bennett, D. Cho, B. P. Masterson, J. L. Roberts, C. E. Tanner, and C. E. Wieman, Science 275, 1759 (1997).

Birch, K. P.

K. P. Birch and M. J. Downs, Metrologia 30, 155 (1993).

K. P. Birch and M. J. Downs, Metrologia 31, 315 (1993).

Cho, D.

C. S. Wood, S. C. Bennett, D. Cho, B. P. Masterson, J. L. Roberts, C. E. Tanner, and C. E. Wieman, Science 275, 1759 (1997).

Chu, S.

D. S. Weiss, B. C. Young, andS. Chu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 70, 2706 (1993).

Downs, M. J.

K. P. Birch and M. J. Downs, Metrologia 31, 315 (1993).

K. P. Birch and M. J. Downs, Metrologia 30, 155 (1993).

Gill, P.

G. P. Barwood, P. Gill, and W. R. C. Rowley, Appl. Phys. B 53, 142 (1991).

Hall, J. L.

Hänsch, T.

T. Udem, J. Reichert, R. Holzwarth, and T. Hänsch, Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 3568 (1999).

Holzwarth, R.

T. Udem, J. Reichert, R. Holzwarth, and T. Hänsch, Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 3568 (1999).

Inguscio, M.

E. Arimondo, M. Inguscio, and P. Violino, Rev. Mod. Phys. 49, 31 (1977).

Jungner, P.

Masterson, B. P.

C. S. Wood, S. C. Bennett, D. Cho, B. P. Masterson, J. L. Roberts, C. E. Tanner, and C. E. Wieman, Science 275, 1759 (1997).

Natarajan, V.

A. Banerjee, U. D. Rapol, A. Wasan, and V. Natarajan, Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 2139 (2001).

Rapol, U. D.

A. Banerjee, U. D. Rapol, A. Wasan, and V. Natarajan, Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 2139 (2001).

Reichert, J.

T. Udem, J. Reichert, R. Holzwarth, and T. Hänsch, Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 3568 (1999).

Roberts, J. L.

C. S. Wood, S. C. Bennett, D. Cho, B. P. Masterson, J. L. Roberts, C. E. Tanner, and C. E. Wieman, Science 275, 1759 (1997).

Rowley, W. R. C.

G. P. Barwood, P. Gill, and W. R. C. Rowley, Appl. Phys. B 53, 142 (1991).

Swartz, S.

Tanner, C. E.

C. S. Wood, S. C. Bennett, D. Cho, B. P. Masterson, J. L. Roberts, C. E. Tanner, and C. E. Wieman, Science 275, 1759 (1997).

Udem, T.

T. Udem, J. Reichert, R. Holzwarth, and T. Hänsch, Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 3568 (1999).

Violino, P.

E. Arimondo, M. Inguscio, and P. Violino, Rev. Mod. Phys. 49, 31 (1977).

Wasan, A.

A. Banerjee, U. D. Rapol, A. Wasan, and V. Natarajan, Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 2139 (2001).

Weiss, D. S.

D. S. Weiss, B. C. Young, andS. Chu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 70, 2706 (1993).

Wieman, C. E.

C. S. Wood, S. C. Bennett, D. Cho, B. P. Masterson, J. L. Roberts, C. E. Tanner, and C. E. Wieman, Science 275, 1759 (1997).

Wood, C. S.

C. S. Wood, S. C. Bennett, D. Cho, B. P. Masterson, J. L. Roberts, C. E. Tanner, and C. E. Wieman, Science 275, 1759 (1997).

Ye, J.

Young, B. C.

D. S. Weiss, B. C. Young, andS. Chu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 70, 2706 (1993).

Appl. Phys. B (1)

G. P. Barwood, P. Gill, and W. R. C. Rowley, Appl. Phys. B 53, 142 (1991).

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

A. Banerjee, U. D. Rapol, A. Wasan, and V. Natarajan, Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 2139 (2001).

Metrologia (2)

K. P. Birch and M. J. Downs, Metrologia 30, 155 (1993).

K. P. Birch and M. J. Downs, Metrologia 31, 315 (1993).

Opt. Lett. (1)

Phys. Rev. Lett. (2)

T. Udem, J. Reichert, R. Holzwarth, and T. Hänsch, Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 3568 (1999).

D. S. Weiss, B. C. Young, andS. Chu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 70, 2706 (1993).

Rev. Mod. Phys. (1)

E. Arimondo, M. Inguscio, and P. Violino, Rev. Mod. Phys. 49, 31 (1977).

Science (1)

C. S. Wood, S. C. Bennett, D. Cho, B. P. Masterson, J. L. Roberts, C. E. Tanner, and C. E. Wieman, Science 275, 1759 (1997).

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