Absolute frequency measurements for hyperfine structure determination of the R(26) 62-0 transition at 501.7 nm in molecular iodine

Andrei Goncharov, Olivier Lopez, Anne Amy-Klein, Frédéric Du Burck
2007 Metrologia  
The absolute frequencies of the hyperfine components of the R(26) 62-0 transition in molecular iodine at 501.7 nm are measured for the first time with an optical clockwork based on a femtosecond laser frequency comb generator. The set-up is composed of an Ar+ laser locked to a hyperfine component of the R(26) 62-0 transition detected in a continuously pumped low-pressure cell (0.33 Pa). The detected resonances show a linewidth of 45 kHz (half-width at half-maximum). The uncertainty of the
more » ... tainty of the frequency measurement is estimated to be 250 Hz.
doi:10.1088/0026-1394/44/5/003 fatcat:dgnhvnoalbc45nyey75j74og5y