High-resolution optical spectroscopy in a hollow-core photonic crystal fiber

Perrella, C., Light, P. S., Stace, T. M., Benabid, F. and Luiten, A. N. (2012) High-resolution optical spectroscopy in a hollow-core photonic crystal fiber. Physical Review A, 85 1 Article No. 012518: . doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.85.012518

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Author Perrella, C.
Light, P. S.
Stace, T. M.
Benabid, F.
Luiten, A. N.
Title High-resolution optical spectroscopy in a hollow-core photonic crystal fiber
Journal name Physical Review A   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1050-2947
Publication date 2012-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1103/PhysRevA.85.012518
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Volume 85
Issue 1 Article No. 012518
Total pages 5
Place of publication College Park, MD, United States
Publisher American Physical Society
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
In this paper, we present detailed high-resolution spectroscopy of rubidium (Rb) vapor confined within a hollow-core photonic crystal fiber (HC-PCF). We find a very low level of additional frequency broadening associated with this confinement, with spectral features being only 1 MHz broader than the natural linewidth of the excited state. We show that this additional broadening is consistent solely with the atoms' transit across the fiber's optical mode. This low level of decoherence opens the door to a wide variety of applications including compact frequency standards and new types of quantum optical devices based on alkali-metal-loaded HC-PCFs. We highlight the low level of decoherence through observation of electromagnetically induced transparency in the confined vapor.
Keyword Electromagnetically-Induced Transparency
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Received 1 July 2011; published 25 January 2012

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