17 January 2011 Laser spectroscopy with nanometric cells containing atomic vapor of metal: influence of buffer gas
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Proceedings Volume 7747, 16th International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications; 77470C (2011) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.881838
Event: XVI International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications, 2010, Nessebar, Bulgaria
Abstract
Comparison of absorption and fluorescence in a nano-cell containing Rb vapor with other Rb nano-cells with addition of neon gas is presented. It is shown that the effect of collapse and revival of Dicke-type narrowing occurs for Rb nanocells containing N2 as buffer gas under 6 and 20 Torr pressure for the thickness L = λ /2 and L = where λ is the resonant λ, laser wavelength 794 nm (D1 line). Particularly for 6 Torr the line-width of the transmission spectrum for the thickness L =λ/2 is 2 times narrower than that for L = λ. For an ordinary Rb cell with L = 0.1 - 10 cm with addition of buffer gas, the velocity selective optical pumping/saturation (VSOP) resonances in saturated absorption spectra are fully suppressed when the buffer gas pressure > 0.5 Torr. A spectacular difference is that for L = λ, VSOP resonances located at the atomic transitions are still observable even when Ne pressure is ≥ 6 Torr. Narrowband fluorescence spectra of a nano-cell with L = λ/2 can be used as a convenient tool for online buffer gas pressure monitoring for the conditions when ordinary pressure gauges are unusable. Comparison of electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) effect in a nano-cell filled with pure (without a buffer gas) Rb with another nano-cell, where buffer gas nitrogen is added, is presented. The use of N2 gas inside Rb nano-cells strongly extends the range of coupling laser detunings in which it is still possible to form EIT resonance.
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D. Sarkisyan, D. Sarkisyan, G. Hakhumyan, G. Hakhumyan, A. Sargsyan, A. Sargsyan, R. Mirzoyan, R. Mirzoyan, C. Leroy, C. Leroy, Y. Pashayan-Leroy, Y. Pashayan-Leroy, } "Laser spectroscopy with nanometric cells containing atomic vapor of metal: influence of buffer gas", Proc. SPIE 7747, 16th International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications, 77470C (17 January 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.881838; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.881838
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