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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1717–1721

Electromagnetically induced polarization rotation in Na vapor

Naoya Hombo, Shuya Taniguchi, Shota Sugimura, Kazuki Fujita, and Masaharu Mitsunaga  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 29, Issue 7, pp. 1717-1721 (2012)

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In a hot sodium atomic vapor, we report the observation of electromagnetically induced polarization rotation (EIPR) in the 3S1/2-3P1/2-4D3/2 and 3S1/2-3P3/2-4D3/2,5/2 three-level ladder transitions, where a weak probe beam and a strong coupling beam are resonant to the lower and the upper transition, respectively. The EIPR spectra exhibited a unique double-dispersion feature, which was more pronounced for the higher coupling powers. The maximum rotation angle was 18 deg. Optical switch experiment based on EIPR gave a fast response time of less than 100 ns.

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OCIS Codes
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects
(300.2570) Spectroscopy : Four-wave mixing
(300.6290) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, four-wave mixing
(300.6320) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, high-resolution
(300.6420) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, nonlinear

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Original Manuscript: March 1, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 10, 2012
Published: June 21, 2012

Naoya Hombo, Shuya Taniguchi, Shota Sugimura, Kazuki Fujita, and Masaharu Mitsunaga, "Electromagnetically induced polarization rotation in Na vapor," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 1717-1721 (2012)

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