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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 1998
  • pp: 304–306

Narrow-band resonance-ionization and fluorescence imaging in a mercury-vapor cell

O. I. Matveev, B. W. Smith, and J. D. Winefordner  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 4, pp. 304-306 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.23.000304


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Abstract

Characteristics of a novel type of ultranarrow-band image detector have been experimentally studied. The principle of this new imaging approach is to detect a resonance-ionization and (or) fluorescence-imaging signal formed on a thin planar cell filled with atomic vapor. A planar vapor cell with a thickness of 1.6 mm was used for imaging 253.7-nm radiation by Hg atoms. One- and two-dimensional images were produced and detected with ionization and fluorescence-signal acquisition. The feasibility of atomic-vapor image detectors with a spectral resolution of several megahertz is discussed.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(110.2970) Imaging systems : Image detection systems
(300.2530) Spectroscopy : Fluorescence, laser-induced
(300.6350) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, ionization

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O. I. Matveev, B. W. Smith, and J. D. Winefordner, "Narrow-band resonance-ionization and fluorescence imaging in a mercury-vapor cell," Opt. Lett. 23, 304-306 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-23-4-304


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