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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2000
  • pp: 1732–1734

Cavity-linewidth narrowing by means of electromagnetically induced transparency

Hai Wang, D. J. Goorskey, W. H. Burkett, and Min Xiao  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 23, pp. 1732-1734 (2000)

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Cavity-linewidth narrowing in a ring cavity that is due to the high dispersion and reduced absorption produced by electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) in rubidium-atom vapor has been experimentally observed. The cavity linewidth with rubidium atoms under EIT conditions can be significantly narrowed. Cavity-linewidth narrowing was measured as a function of coupling beam power.

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OCIS Codes
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(140.4480) Lasers and laser optics : Optical amplifiers
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion
(260.5740) Physical optics : Resonance
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects
(300.3700) Spectroscopy : Linewidth

Hai Wang, D. J. Goorskey, W. H. Burkett, and Min Xiao, "Cavity-linewidth narrowing by means of electromagnetically induced transparency," Opt. Lett. 25, 1732-1734 (2000)

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