Modulation-free pump-probe spectroscopy of strontium atoms
Department of Physics, Durham University, Rochester Building, South Road, Durham, DH1 3LE, UK
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Revised: 16 October 2009
Published online: 16 February 2010
We have performed polarization spectroscopy on the 5s21S0 →5s5p1P1 transition of atomic strontium. The signal is generated by saturation effects, rather than optical pumping, as the ground state is non-degenerate. This technique generated a dispersion-type lineshape suitable for laser stabilization, without the need for frequency modulation. The dependence of the amplitude and gradient on intensity and magnetic field were also investigated, and compared to a related technique based on the circular dichroism induced by a magnetic field.
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