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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 18 — Aug. 30, 2010
  • pp: 18832–18838

Repumping ground-state population in a coherently driven atomic resonance

Asif Sinay, Moshe Shuker, Ofer Firstenberg, Amnon Fisher, Amit Ben-Kish, and Jeff Steinhauer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 18, pp. 18832-18838 (2010)

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We experimentally demonstrate an optical pumping technique to pump a dilute rubidium vapor into the mF = 0 ground states. The technique utilizes selection rules that forbid the excitation of the mF = 0 states by linearly-polarized light. A substantial increase in the transparency contrast of the coherent-population-trapping resonance used for frequency standards is demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(020.3690) Atomic and molecular physics : Line shapes and shifts
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects

ToC Category:
Atomic and Molecular Physics

Original Manuscript: April 27, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 19, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 24, 2010
Published: August 19, 2010

Asif Sinay, Moshe Shuker, Ofer Firstenberg, Amnon Fisher, Amit Ben-Kish, and Jeff Steinhauer, "Repumping ground-state population in a coherently driven atomic resonance," Opt. Express 18, 18832-18838 (2010)

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