Raman heterodyne ramsey spectroscopy in local space and velocity space

  • Jürgen Mlynek
  • Rudolf Grimm
  • Egbert Buhr
  • Volker Jordan
Invited Lectures Part VI: Other Fundamentals
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 282)


A navel optical heterodyne technique for Raman Ramsey spectroscopy of atomic radio frequency resonances is reported. The method allows for high-resolution studies in an atomic beam as well as for the study of collisional velocity diffusion of atoms within an optical Doppler distribution. Our experiments are performed on Zeeman sublevels in the Samarium λ = 570.68 nm (J=1)-(J′=O transition both in an atomic beam and in a vapor; in the latter case rare gas perturbers are added as collision partners. All our experimental findings are in satisfactory agreement with theoretical predictions.


Probe Beam Static Magnetic Field Atomic Beam Interaction Zone Phase Sensitive Detection 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. /1/.
    N.F. Ramsey, “Molecular Beams” (Oxford Univ. Press, London, 1963).Google Scholar
  2. /2/.
    J.E. Thomas, S. Ezekiel, C.C. Leiby,Jr., R.H. Picard, and C.R. Wills, Opt. Lett. 6, 298 (1981)Google Scholar
  3. /2/a.
    J.E. Thomas, P.R. Hemmer, S. Ezekiel, C.C. Lelby,Jr., R.H. Picard, and C.R. Wills, Phys. Rev. Lett. 48, 867 (1982); P.R. Hemmer, S. Ezekiel, and C.C. Leiby, Jr., Opt. Lett. 8, 440 (1983).Google Scholar
  4. /3/.
    J. Mlynek, K.H. Drake, G. Kersten, D. Frölich, and W. Lange, Opt. Lett. 6, 87 (1981).Google Scholar
  5. /4/.
    J. Mlynek, N.C. Wong, R.G. deVoe, E.S. Kintzer, and R.G. Brewer, Phys. Rev. Lett. 50, 993 (1983).Google Scholar
  6. /5/.
    See, e.g., M.D. Levenson, “Introduction to Nonlinear Laser Spectroscopy” (Academic Press, New York, 1982).Google Scholar
  7. /6/.
    E. Buhr and J. Mlynek, Phys. Rev. Lett. 57, 1300 (1986).Google Scholar
  8. /7/.
    E. Buhr and J. Mlynek, submitted to Phys. Rev. A.Google Scholar
  9. /8/.
    V. Jordan, E. Buhr, R. Grimm, and J. Mlynek, to be published.Google Scholar
  10. /9/.
    B.J. Dalton, T.D. Kleu and P.L. Knight, Opt. Acta 33, 459 (1986).Google Scholar
  11. /10/.
    D.J. Wineland, J.J. Bollinger, and W.M. Itano, Phys. Rev. Lett. 50, 628 (1983).Google Scholar
  12. /11/.
    A. Derbyshire et al, Proceedings of the 39th Annual Frequency Symposium 1985 (IEEE Catalog No. 65CH2186-5) p. 18; M. Arditl and J.L. Plcque, J. Phys. (Paris) 41, L-379 (1980).Google Scholar
  13. /12/.
    R. Grimm and J. Mlynek, to be published.Google Scholar
  14. /13/.
    J. Mlynek, Chr. Tamm, E. Buhr, and N.C. Wong, Phys. Rev. Lett. 53, 1814 (1984); Chr. Tamm, E. Buhr, and J. Mlynek, Phys. Rev. A34, 1977(1986).Google Scholar
  15. /14/.
    See, e.g., P.R. Berman, In “New Trends in Atomic Physics”, Eds.: G. Grynberg and R. Stora (North Holland, Amsterdam,1984) Vol.1, p. 451.Google Scholar
  16. /15/.
    P.R. Berman, Phys. Rev. A9, 2170 (1974).Google Scholar
  17. /16/.
    Y.H. Zou and N. Bloembergen, Phys. Rev. A33, 1730 (1986).Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jürgen Mlynek
    • 1
  • Rudolf Grimm
    • 1
  • Egbert Buhr
    • 2
  • Volker Jordan
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Quantum ElectronicsSwiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) ZürichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Institute of Quantum OpticsUniversity of HannoverHannover 1, Welfengarten 1Germany

Personalised recommendations