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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 1996
  • pp: 1289–1291

Photon-gated spectral hole burning in Pr3+:YAG

R. M. Macfarlane and G. Wittmann  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 16, pp. 1289-1291 (1996)

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We observed photon-gated spectral hole burning in Pr:YAG and assigned the hole-burning mechanism to selective photoionization of trivalent praseodymium. Gated holes were observed in absorption lines to the two lowest components of the 1D2 manifold. At 1.4 K the gating ratio is in excess of 1.5 × 104. Strong competition from the transient mechanism of optical pumping of hyperfine levels occurs below 6 K.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: May 13, 1996
Published: August 15, 1996

R. M. Macfarlane and G. Wittmann, "Photon-gated spectral hole burning in Pr3+:YAG," Opt. Lett. 21, 1289-1291 (1996)

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