A repeated query technique has been demonstrated as a new interrogation method in pulsed coherent population trapping for producing single-peaked Ramsey interference with high contrast. This technique enhances the contrast of the central Ramsey fringe by nearly 1.5 times and significantly suppresses the side fringes by using more query pulses (>10) in the pulse cycle. Theoretical models have been developed to simulate Ramsey interference and analyze the characteristics of the Ramsey spectrum produced by the repeated query technique. Experiments have also been carried out employing a repeated query technique in a prototype rubidium clock to study its frequency stability performance.
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