Frequency measurement of the 5S1/2(F = 3) -5D5/2(F = 5) two-photon transition in rubidium

D. Touahri, O. Acef, A. Clairon, J. J. Zondy, R. Felder, L. Hilico, B. De Beauvoir, F. Biraben, F. Nez

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We have measured the frequencies of three diode lasers stabilized on the 5S1/2(F = 3)-5D5/2(F = 5) two-photon transition in rubidium at λ = 778.1 nm, with an uncertainty of 1 kHz, using BNM-LPTF frequency synthesis chain starting from a CO2/OsO4 reference laser at 10.3 μm. We show that this frequency chain is able to reach the 10-13 resolution level. After a discussion of the systematic effects that may shift the resonance, the transition frequency is found to be ν = 385 285 142 378.280 ± 2 kHz.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)471-478
Number of pages8
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number1-6
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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