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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2012
  • pp: 2729–2733

All-optical vapor density control for electromagnetically induced transparency

Luca Marmugi, Silvia Gozzini, Alessandro Lucchesini, Andrea Bogi, Alessia Burchianti, and Carmela Marinelli  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 29, Issue 10, pp. 2729-2733 (2012)

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We demonstrate the feasibility of coherent spectroscopy experiments in alkali vapors at room temperature by using an automatic all-optical atomic dispenser. The reliability of the system is proved by observing electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) resonances in siloxane-coated cells where large and stable K densities are achieved by light-controlled atomic desorption from the cell coating. The experimental results prove that this technique preserves the orientation of the atomic system, and, at the same time, allows a fine, continuous, and rapid control of the vapor density also suitable for magnetic-sensitive applications.

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OCIS Codes
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(240.6700) Optics at surfaces : Surfaces
(300.6210) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, atomic

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Original Manuscript: June 27, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 6, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 7, 2012
Published: September 11, 2012

Luca Marmugi, Silvia Gozzini, Alessandro Lucchesini, Andrea Bogi, Alessia Burchianti, and Carmela Marinelli, "All-optical vapor density control for electromagnetically induced transparency," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 2729-2733 (2012)

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