Applied Physics B

, Volume 59, Issue 3, pp 327–331 | Cite as

High-resolution diode-laser spectroscopy of calcium

  • A. S. Zibrov
  • R. W. Fox
  • R. Ellingsen
  • C. S. Weimer
  • V. L. Velichansky
  • G. M. Tino
  • L. Hollberg
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Saturated-absorption signals on the calcium 657 nm transition are observed by direct absorption using diode lasers and a high flux atomic-beam cell. Line-widths as narrow as 65 kHz are observed with a high signal-to-noise ratio. Prospects for using this system as a compact wavelength/frequency reference are considered.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. S. Zibrov
    • 1
  • R. W. Fox
    • 1
  • R. Ellingsen
    • 1
  • C. S. Weimer
    • 1
  • V. L. Velichansky
    • 1
  • G. M. Tino
    • 1
  • L. Hollberg
    • 1
  1. 1.National Institute of Standards and TechnologyBoulderUSA

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