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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 1 — Jan. 3, 2011
  • pp: 168–174

Electromagnetically induced absorption with sub-kHz spectral width in a paraffin-coated Rb vapor cell

Ho-Jung Kim and Han Seb Moon  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 1, pp. 168-174 (2011)

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We report on electromagnetically induced absorption (EIA) with sub-kHz spectral width in a paraffin-coated Rb vapor cell in the Hanle configuration of the 5S1/2(F=2)-5P3/2(F’=3) transition of 87Rb atoms. Using a linearly polarized laser, the spectral width of the Hanle EIA spectrum was measured to be 0.55 mG (390 Hz). The narrow spectral width was due to the maintaining of atomic coherence between ground states while atoms collided with the anti-relaxation coated wall of the Rb vapor cell. Under a weak transverse residual magnetic field, the angle between the transverse residual magnetic field and the direction of linear polarization affected the magnitude of the narrow Hanle EIA spectrum. This is because of the change of atomic magnetic momentum due to the weak transverse residual magnetic field around the zero value of the longitudinal magnetic field.

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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: October 28, 2010
Revised Manuscript: November 25, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 25, 2010
Published: December 22, 2010

Ho-Jung Kim and Han Seb Moon, "Electromagnetically induced absorption with sub-kHz spectral width in a paraffin-coated Rb vapor cell," Opt. Express 19, 168-174 (2011)

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