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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2013
  • pp: 945–949

Transmission of tunable diode laser emission, through rubidium vapor, as a function of laser intensity

Ignacio E. Olivares  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 30, Issue 4, pp. 945-949 (2013)

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We study laser intensity absorption, at the wavelength of 780 nm, in neutral rubidium vapor using a tunable external cavity diode laser close to the Rb85D2 line. The dependence of laser transmission, as a function of laser intensity, was calculated using the optical Bloch equations and compared with the experiment. The calculations were extended to the saturated absorption case and compared to saturated absorption spectra. Excellent agreement between theory and experiment is observed.

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OCIS Codes
(020.2070) Atomic and molecular physics : Effects of collisions
(020.3690) Atomic and molecular physics : Line shapes and shifts
(300.1030) Spectroscopy : Absorption
(300.6260) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, diode lasers
(300.6380) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, modulation
(300.6420) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, nonlinear

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Atomic and Molecular Physics

Original Manuscript: December 7, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 4, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 8, 2013
Published: March 14, 2013

Ignacio E. Olivares, "Transmission of tunable diode laser emission, through rubidium vapor, as a function of laser intensity," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30, 945-949 (2013)

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