Abstract

Cesium atoms in a vapor cell have been trapped and cooled by using light from laser diodes. The 6S F = 4, m = 0 → 6S F = 3, m = 0 hyperfine clock transition was excited as these atoms then fell 2.5 cm in darkness. We observed a linewidth of 8 Hz with good signal-to-noise ratio. This gave a short-term fractional frequency resolution of 6.5×10-12sec, and there is potential for substantial improvement. The apparatus is extremely simple and compact, consisting of a small cesium vapor cell and two diode lasers.

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C. Monroe, W. Swann, H. Robinson, C. Wieman, Phys. Rev. Lett. 65, 1571 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1989 (3)

Buch, P.

Chu, S.

M. Kasevich, E. Riis, S. Chu, R. DeVoe, Phys. Rev. Lett. 63, 612 (1989).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

DeVoe, R.

M. Kasevich, E. Riis, S. Chu, R. DeVoe, Phys. Rev. Lett. 63, 612 (1989).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hall, J.

Hollberg, L.

C. Wieman, L. Hollberg, “Using diode lasers for atomic physics,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. (to be published).

Kasevich, M.

M. Kasevich, E. Riis, S. Chu, R. DeVoe, Phys. Rev. Lett. 63, 612 (1989).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Monroe, C.

C. Monroe, W. Swann, H. Robinson, C. Wieman, Phys. Rev. Lett. 65, 1571 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ramsey, N.

N. Ramsey, Molecular Beams (Oxford U. Press, London, 1956).

Riis, E.

M. Kasevich, E. Riis, S. Chu, R. DeVoe, Phys. Rev. Lett. 63, 612 (1989).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Robinson, H.

C. Monroe, W. Swann, H. Robinson, C. Wieman, Phys. Rev. Lett. 65, 1571 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sesko, D. W.

Swann, W.

C. Monroe, W. Swann, H. Robinson, C. Wieman, Phys. Rev. Lett. 65, 1571 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wieman, C.

C. Monroe, W. Swann, H. Robinson, C. Wieman, Phys. Rev. Lett. 65, 1571 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Wieman, L. Hollberg, “Using diode lasers for atomic physics,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. (to be published).

Wieman, C. E.

Zhu, M.

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

Opt. Lett. (1)

Phys. Rev. Lett. (2)

M. Kasevich, E. Riis, S. Chu, R. DeVoe, Phys. Rev. Lett. 63, 612 (1989).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Monroe, W. Swann, H. Robinson, C. Wieman, Phys. Rev. Lett. 65, 1571 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other (2)

C. Wieman, L. Hollberg, “Using diode lasers for atomic physics,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. (to be published).

N. Ramsey, Molecular Beams (Oxford U. Press, London, 1956).

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