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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 20 — Oct. 7, 2013
  • pp: 24332–24343

Cavity-enhanced spectroscopy of a rare-earth-ion-doped crystal: Observation of a power law for inhomogeneous broadening

Hayato Goto, Satoshi Nakamura, Mamiko Kujiraoka, and Kouichi Ichimura  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 20, pp. 24332-24343 (2013)

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We experimentally demonstrate cavity-enhanced spectroscopy of a rare-earth-ion-doped crystal (Pr3+:Y2SiO5). We succeeded in observing very small absorption due to the ions appropriately prepared by optical pumping, which corresponds to the single-pass absorption of 4 × 10−6. We also observed a power law for the inhomogeneous broadening of optical transitions of ions in the crystal. Compared with a theoretical model, the result of the power law indicates that the dominant origin of the inhomogeneous broadening may be some charged defects.

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(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(270.5585) Quantum optics : Quantum information and processing

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Original Manuscript: September 19, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 24, 2013
Published: October 3, 2013

Hayato Goto, Satoshi Nakamura, Mamiko Kujiraoka, and Kouichi Ichimura, "Cavity-enhanced spectroscopy of a rare-earth-ion-doped crystal: Observation of a power law for inhomogeneous broadening," Opt. Express 21, 24332-24343 (2013)

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