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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: G. I. Stegeman
  • Vol. 23, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2006
  • pp: 1729–1736

Polarization-dependent sensitivity of level-crossing, coherent-population-trapping resonances to stray magnetic fields

Arno Huss, Roland Lammegger, Laurentius Windholz, Emilia Alipieva, Sanka Gateva, Lubomir Petrov, Elena Taskova, and Georgy Todorov  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 23, Issue 9, pp. 1729-1736 (2006)

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Coherent-population-trapping resonances within the degenerate two-level system of the F = 2 F = 1 transition of the Rb D 1 87 line were investigated in an uncoated Rb vapor cell by means of level-crossing-type experiments. Tuning over the two-photon resonance is achieved sweeping a magnetic field around zero value. The influence of transverse magnetic fields on the amplitude and the width of the resonances, recorded in fluorescence and absorption, were investigated in the cases of excitation with linear, circular, and elliptical laser light polarization. A theoretical analysis was performed for the case of linearly polarized excitation, the results of which are in good agreement with the experiment.

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OCIS Codes
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(020.7490) Atomic and molecular physics : Zeeman effect
(030.1670) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherent optical effects

ToC Category:
Atomic and Molecular Physics

Original Manuscript: January 6, 2006
Revised Manuscript: May 8, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: May 8, 2006

Arno Huss, Roland Lammegger, Laurentius Windholz, Emilia Alipieva, Sanka Gateva, Lubomir Petrov, Elena Taskova, and Georgy Todorov, "Polarization-dependent sensitivity of level-crossing, coherent-population-trapping resonances to stray magnetic fields," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 23, 1729-1736 (2006)

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