Realization of a laser cooled microwave power standard

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AbstractWe demonstrate the feasibility of a novel microwave power standard based on the electromagnetic interaction with laser-cooled atoms. Under the effect of the radiation, the internal state populations undergo a Rabi flopping oscillation. Measurement of the oscillation frequency allows the determination of the electromagnetic field strength. The measurements are made over a dynamic range of 18 dB and the standard deviation of the measurements is about 0.3%. The field strength was linear with the Rabi frequency within the accuracy of our measurements.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for National Measurement Standards; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number46685
NPARC number8900214
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Record created2009-04-22
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