Assessment of Rydberg atoms for wideband electric field sensing

  title={Assessment of Rydberg atoms for wideband electric field sensing},
  author={David H. Meyer and Zachary A. Castillo and Kevin C. Cox and Paul D. Kunz},
  journal={Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics},
Rydberg atoms have attracted significant interest recently as electric field sensors. In order to assess potential applications, detailed understanding of relevant figures of merit is necessary, particularly in relation to other, more mature, sensor technologies. Here we present a quantitative analysis of the Rydberg sensor's sensitivity to oscillating electric fields with frequencies between 1 kHz and 1 THz. Sensitivity is calculated using a combination of analytical and semi-classical Floquet… 

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