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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 1994
  • pp: 987–989

Electric-field-modulated photon echoes in Pr3+:YAlO3

R. M. Macfarlane and A. J. Meixner  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 19, Issue 13, pp. 987-989 (1994)

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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)

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