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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

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

Keywords

87Rb hyperfine transitions, differential lightshift cancellation, frequency metrology, hyperfine clock transitions, quantum information, scalar and vector light shifts

Citation

Chicireanu, R. , Nelson, K. , Olmschenk, S. , Lundblad, N. , Derevianko, A. and Porto, J. (2011), Differential Light Shift Cancellation in a B-Field Insensitive Transition of 87Rb, Physical Review Letters, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=906828 (Accessed June 21, 2024)

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Created February 11, 2011, Updated February 19, 2017