Potassium tune-out-wavelength measurement using atom interferometry and a multipass optical cavity

Raisa Trubko, Maxwell D. Gregoire, William F. Holmgren, Alexander D. Cronin

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Abstract

The longest tune-out wavelength for potassium atoms, λzero=768.9701(4) nm, was measured using an atom interferometer with a large irradiance gradient supported in a multipass optical cavity. Systematic errors in λzero measurements that arise from laser light, Doppler shifts, and the Earth's rotation are described. The ratio of oscillator strengths for the potassium D2 and D1 lines inferred from this λzero measurement is ρ=fD2/fD1=2.0066(11), and the ratio of line strengths is R=SD2/SD1=1.9977(11).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number052507
JournalPhysical Review A
Volume95
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 26 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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