Accession Number : AD1013075

Title :   Coherent Spectroscopy of Ultra-Cold Mercury for the UV to VUV

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,15 Jul 2009,28 Aug 2015

Corporate Author : University of Arizona Tucson United States

Personal Author(s) : Jones,R J

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Report Date : 20 Nov 2015

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : Narrow UV transitions in atomic Hg can be utilized for a high quality atomic frequency standard. The primary goal of the research supported by this grant was the development of a laser-cooled source of ultracold Hg atoms and the spectroscopic study of the doubly-forbidden clock transition to better understand its potential as a future atomic clock. During this funding period a novel UV laser system was developed to efficiently cool and trap atomic Hg to temperatures below 100 micro Kelvin. The narrow 1S_0 to 3P_0 clock transition was measured and used to determine the temperature of the Hg ensemble. The grant supported the PhD research of two students

Descriptors :   optically pumped semiconductor lasers , ultraviolet lasers , surface emitting lasers , optical fiber lasers , laser diodes , laser applications , light (electromagnetic radiation) , atomic clocks , laser cooling

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE