Abstract

A scheme is studied for a coherent population trapping (CPT) atomic clock with counterpropagating left and right circularly polarized lasers, wherein the vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser and the partially reflecting mirror form an external cavity of an established length. With cancellation of spin-polarized dark states and interaction repeated with atoms, a CPT signal is obtained that is eight times larger than that of the conventional scheme. For the improvement of modulation efficiency, CPT resonance still can be excited with a lower microwave power compared with the conventional scheme. The experimental results suggest that it is an alternative for low-power atomic clocks.

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