Accession Number : ADA162388
Title : Investigation of Rubidium Hyperfine Structure Frequency Stabilization Mechanisms.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug 83-Jul 84,
Corporate Author : LITTON SYSTEMS INC WOODLAND HILLS CA GUIDANCE AND CONTROL SYSTEMS DIV
Personal Author(s) : McClelland,T ; Kwon,T M
Report Date : Aug 1984
Pagination or Media Count : 74
Abstract : The linewidth and frequency associated with the ground state hyperfine energy fo Rb 87 has been studied. A stable single mode semiconductor laser is used to optically pump Rb, in order to obtain a highly collimated, monochromatic light source. The laser is stabilized by locking its optical frequency to the Rb absorption line center. The dependence of the hyperfine frequency and resonance linewidth have been measured as a function of temperature, light intensity and microwave power; and a theoretical description of the linewidth vs. temperature data is presented. Keywords: Optical pumping; Rubidium; Frequency standard; Frequency shift; Light shift; Density matrix; Buffer gas; Linewidth; and Magnetic resonance.
Descriptors : *SPECTRAL LINES , *OPTICAL PUMPING , *HYPERFINE STRUCTURE , *FREQUENCY STANDARDS , BUFFERS , TEMPERATURE , INTENSITY , MICROWAVES , MAGNETIC RESONANCE , GASES , LIGHT SOURCES , LASER APPLICATIONS , RESONANCE , ABSORPTION SPECTRA , MONOCHROMATIC LIGHT , RADIOFREQUENCY POWER , LINE SPECTRA , RUBIDIUM , FREQUENCY SHIFT
Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE