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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 25 — Dec. 7, 2009
  • pp: 22491–22498

Dark Hanle resonances from selected segments of the Gaussian laser beam cross-section

A. J. Krmpot, S. M. Ćuk, S. N. Nikolić, M. Radonjić, D. G. Slavov, and B. M. Jelenković  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 25, pp. 22491-22498 (2009)

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We present the Hanle EIT resonances obtained from the various segments of the Gaussian laser beam cross-section, selected by moving the small aperture (placed in front of the detector) radially along the laser beam. Significant differences in the Hanle lineshapes are observed depending on whether the central or outer parts of the Gaussian laser beam are detected. The line narrowing and two counter-sign peaks occur at outer, less intense parts of the beam. The theoretical model suggests that the EIT lineshapes in the laser wings are result of the interference of the laser light and coherently prepared atoms coming from the central part of the beam. By blocking the central part of the laser beam in front of the detector, narrower, and for high laser intensities, even more contrasted Hanle resonances are obtained.

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OCIS Codes
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects

ToC Category:
Atomic and Molecular Physics

Original Manuscript: September 18, 2009
Revised Manuscript: November 18, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 18, 2009
Published: November 24, 2009

A. J. Krmpot, S. M. Ćuk, S. N. Nikolić, M. Radonjić, D. G. Slavov, and B. M. Jelenković, "Dark Hanle resonances from selected segments of the Gaussian laser beam cross-section," Opt. Express 17, 22491-22498 (2009)

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