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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2012
  • pp: 2271–2273

Fabrication and characterization of an electrically contacted vapor cell

R. Daschner, R. Ritter, H. Kübler, N. Frühauf, E. Kurz, R. Löw, and T. Pfau  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 12, pp. 2271-2273 (2012)

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We demonstrate the use of electrically contacted vapor cells to switch the transmission of a probe laser. The excitation scheme makes use of electromagnetically induced transparency involving a Rydberg state. The cell fabrication technique involves thin-film-based electric feedthroughs, which are well suited for scaling this concept to many addressable pixels like in flat panel displays.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(020.5780) Atomic and molecular physics : Rydberg states
(020.6580) Atomic and molecular physics : Stark effect
(310.7005) Thin films : Transparent conductive coatings

ToC Category:
Atomic and Molecular Physics

Original Manuscript: March 7, 2012
Revised Manuscript: April 16, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 16, 2012
Published: June 7, 2012

R. Daschner, R. Ritter, H. Kübler, N. Frühauf, E. Kurz, R. Löw, and T. Pfau, "Fabrication and characterization of an electrically contacted vapor cell," Opt. Lett. 37, 2271-2273 (2012)

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