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Imaging Microwave and DC Magnetic Fields in a Vapor-Cell Rb Atomic Clock

Affolderbach, Christoph ; Du, Guan-Xiang ; Bandi, Thejesh ; Horsley, Andrew ; Treutlein, Philipp ; Mileti, Gaetano

In: IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, 2015, vol. 64, no. 12, p. 3629-3637

We report on the experimental measurement of the dc and microwave magnetic field distributions inside a recently developed compact magnetron-type microwave cavity mounted inside the physics package of a high-performance vapor-cell atomic frequency standard. Images of the microwave field distribution with sub-100- μm lateral spatial resolution are obtained by pulsed optical-microwave Rabi...

Université de Neuchâtel

Imaging of relaxation times and microwave field strength in a microfabricated vapor cell

Horsley, Andrew ; Du, Guan-Xiang ; Pellaton, Matthieu ; Affolderbach, Christoph ; Mileti, Gaetano ; Treutlein, Philipp

In: Physical review A, 2013, vol. 88, no. 6, p. 063407

We present a characterization technique for atomic vapor cells, combining time-domain measurements with absorption imaging to obtain spatially resolved information on decay times, atomic diffusion, and coherent dynamics. The technique is used to characterize a 5-mm-diameter, 2-mm-thick microfabricated Rb vapor cell, with N2 buffer gas, placed inside a microwave cavity. Time-domain...