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Two field nonlinear Faraday rotation in rubidium vapor in a Doppler-free geometry

Drampyan, Rafael; Greentree, Andrew D. and Durrant, A. V. (2007). Two field nonlinear Faraday rotation in rubidium vapor in a Doppler-free geometry. Optics Communications, 276(2) pp. 251–260.

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Nonlinear Faraday rotation with counter-propagating light beams was investigated in a rubidium vapor cell. Observations across all hyperfine and crossover resonances of the D-2 line of Rb-87 atoms were made. Additionally, rotation spectra as a function of pump and probe intensity, pump polarization and external magnetic field strength were studied. The investigations were performed in a regime where the pump beam power was sufficiently low relative to the probe power to avoid polarization rotation due to pump-induced anisotropy. Our results are analyzed in the context of Bennett structures and coherent optical processes. (c) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0030-4018
Keywords: Laser; Coherence; Polarization; Optical rotation;
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Physical Sciences
Item ID: 15593
Depositing User: Colin Smith
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2009 09:00
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2016 11:08
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