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Publication Citation: Differential Light Shift Cancellation in a B-Field Insensitive Transition of 87Rb

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Author(s): Radu S. Chicireanu; Karl D. Nelson; Steven M. Olmschenk; Nathan Lundblad; A. Derevianko; James V. Porto;
Title: Differential Light Shift Cancellation in a B-Field Insensitive Transition of 87Rb
Published: February 11, 2011
Abstract: We demonstrate substantial cancellation of the differential light shift of a magnetic-field-insensitive microwave hyperfine (clock) transition in 87Rb atoms trapped in an optical lattice. Up to 95.5% of the differential light shift is cancelled while maintaining magnetic-field insensitivity. Our technique should have applications in quantum information and frequency metrology.
Citation: Physical Review Letters
Volume: 106
Pages: pp. 1 - 4
Keywords: 87Rb hyperfine transitions; differential lightshift cancellation; frequency metrology; hyperfine clock transitions; quantum information; scalar and vector light shifts
Research Areas: Atomic Spectroscopy, Atomic Structure, Cold Atoms, Optical Lattices, Quantum Physics
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