Semiconductor laser excitation of Ramsey fringes by using a Raman transition in a cesium atomic beam Academic Article uri icon


  • An amplitude-modulated semiconductor laser is used to excite a 9.2-GHz Raman transition in a cesium atomic beam. Separated-field Ramsey fringes as narrow as 1 kHz wide are observed with a high signal-to-noise ratio, even for semiconductor laser linewidths as wide as 20 MHz. These narrow resonances have potential application in the development of high-accuracy, optically excited atomic clocks. 1993 Optical Society of America.

published proceedings

  • Journal of the Optical Society of America B

author list (cited authors)

  • Hemmer, P. R., Shahriar, M. S., Bernacki, B. E., Ezekiel, S., LamelaRivera, H., & Smith, S. P.

citation count

  • 38

complete list of authors

  • Hemmer, PR||Shahriar, MS||Bernacki, BE||Ezekiel, S||Lamela–Rivera, H||Smith, SP

publication date

  • August 1993