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JETP Letters

, Volume 90, Issue 11, pp 713–717 | Cite as

Compensation of field-induced frequency shifts in Ramsey spectroscopy of optical clock transitions

  • A. V. Taichenachev
  • V. I. YudinEmail author
  • C. W. Oates
  • Z. W. Barber
  • N. D. Lemke
  • A. D. Ludlow
  • U. Sterr
  • Ch. Lisdat
  • F. Riehle
Atoms, Spectra, Radiations

Abstract

We have extended Ramsey spectroscopy by stepping the probe frequency during the two Ramsey excitation pulses to compensate frequency shifts induced by the excitation itself. This makes precision Ramsey spectroscopy applicable even for transitions that have Stark and Zeeman shifts comparable to the spectroscopic resolution. The method enables a new way to evaluate and compensate key frequency shifts, which benefits in particular, optical clocks based on magnetic field-induced, spectroscopy, two-photon transitions, or heavily forbidden transitions.

Keywords

JETP Letter Rabi Frequency Stark Shift Probe Light Excitation Field 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. V. Taichenachev
    • 1
    • 4
    • 5
  • V. I. Yudin
    • 1
    • 4
    • 5
    Email author
  • C. W. Oates
    • 2
  • Z. W. Barber
    • 2
  • N. D. Lemke
    • 2
  • A. D. Ludlow
    • 2
  • U. Sterr
    • 3
  • Ch. Lisdat
    • 3
  • F. Riehle
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Laser Physics, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia
  2. 2.National Institute of Standards and TechnologyBoulderUSA
  3. 3.Physikalisch-Technische BundesanstaltBraunschweigGermany
  4. 4.Novosibirsk State UniversityNovosibirskRussia
  5. 5.Novosibirsk State Technical UniversityNovosibirskRussia

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