We measured the Stark coefficient for the 3H4(1) → 1D2(1) transition of Pr3+:YAlO3, using the technique of Stark-modulated photon echoes. This gave a value of 58 kHz/(V cm−1) for the vector difference between ground-and excited-state electric dipole moments. The resolution with which Stark shifts could be measured in these experiments was ~500 Hz, which is more than an order of magnitude less than the homogeneous linewidth.
© 1994 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: January 31, 1994
Published: July 1, 1994
R. M. Macfarlane and A. J. Meixner, "Electric-field-modulated photon echoes in Pr3+:YAlO3," Opt. Lett. 19, 987-989 (1994)