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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2012
  • pp: 524–526

Ultranarrow Faraday rotation filter at the Rb D1 line

Joanna A. Zielińska, Federica A. Beduini, Nicolas Godbout, and Morgan W. Mitchell  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 4, pp. 524-526 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.000524


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Abstract

We present a theoretical and experimental study of the ultranarrow bandwidth Faraday anomalous dispersion optical filter operating at the rubidium D1 line (795 nm). This atomic line gives better performance than other lines for key figures of merit, e.g., simultaneously 71% transmission, 445 MHz bandwidth, and 1.2 GHz equivalent-noise bandwidth.

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OCIS Codes
(010.3640) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Lidar
(020.3690) Atomic and molecular physics : Line shapes and shifts

ToC Category:
Atomic and Molecular Physics

History
Original Manuscript: October 11, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 19, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 19, 2011
Published: February 8, 2012

Citation
Joanna A. Zielińska, Federica A. Beduini, Nicolas Godbout, and Morgan W. Mitchell, "Ultranarrow Faraday rotation filter at the Rb D1 line," Opt. Lett. 37, 524-526 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-4-524


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