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Using Cs and Rb Rydberg Atoms Simultaneously to Perform SI-Traceable RF Electric Field Measurements via Electromagnetically Induced Transparency

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Author(s)

Christopher L. Holloway, Matthew T. Simons, Joshua A. Gordon

Abstract

We discuss the use of cesium (Cs) and rubidium (Rb) Rydberg atoms to measure electric (E) field strengths. This work is leading to the development a fundamentally new method for a self-calibrating, direct SI-traceable E-field probe. The technique is based on radio frequency E-field interactions with alkali atoms placed in glass cells. In this paper, we demonstrate that we can use two different atoms to measure the same fields. Such a measurement is equivalent to performing two different measurements in two different laboratories, allowing us to assess the accuracy of this new methods. After we present the concept of this approach, we present some experimental data to show the validity of the two atom (Cs and Rb) method, i.e., using two atoms simultaneously in the same vapor cell.
Proceedings Title
EMC Europe 2016
Conference Dates
September 5-9, 2016
Conference Location
Wroclaw

Keywords

Atom-based metrology, E-field measurements, EIT, cesium (Cs) and rubidium (Rb) Rydberg atoms

Citation

Holloway, C. , Simons, M. and Gordon, J. (2017), Using Cs and Rb Rydberg Atoms Simultaneously to Perform SI-Traceable RF Electric Field Measurements via Electromagnetically Induced Transparency, EMC Europe 2016, Wroclaw, -1 (Accessed February 29, 2024)
Created September 3, 2017, Updated March 12, 2018