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Spectroscopy of strontium Rydberg states using electromagnetically induced transparency.

Mauger, Sarah and Millen, James and Jones, M. P. A. (2007) 'Spectroscopy of strontium Rydberg states using electromagnetically induced transparency.', Journal of physics B : atomic, molecular and optical physics., 40 (22). F319-F325.


We report on the all-optical detection of Rydberg states in an effusive atomic beam of strontium atoms using electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT). Using narrow-linewidth CW lasers we obtain an EIT linewidth of 5 MHz. To illustrate the high spectroscopic resolution offered by this method, we have measured isotope shifts of the 5s18d1D2 and 5s19s1S0 Rydberg states. This technique could be applied to high-resolution, non-destructive measurements of ultra-cold Rydberg gases and plasmas.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Atomic and molecular physics, Instrumentation and measurement, Optics, Quantum optics and lasers, Plasma physics.
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Publisher statement:© 2007 IOP Publishing.
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Date deposited:24 April 2013
Date of first online publication:November 2007
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