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Publication Citation: Optical isolator using an atomic vapor in the hyperfine Paschen-Back regime

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Author(s): Svenja A. Knappe; L. Weller; K.S. Kleinbach; M.A. Zentile; I.G. Hughes; C.S. Adams;
Title: Optical isolator using an atomic vapor in the hyperfine Paschen-Back regime
Published: August 15, 2012
Abstract: A light, compact optical isolator using an atomic vapor in the hyperfine Paschen-Back regime is presented. Absolute transmission spectra for experiment and theory through an isotopically pure 87Rb vapor cell show excellent agreement for fields of 0.6 T. We show π/4 rotation for a linearly polarized weak probe beam in the vicinity of the D2 line and achieve an isolation of 30 dB.
Citation: Optics Letters
Volume: 37
Pages: pp. 3405 - 3407
Keywords: atomic vapor;MEMS vapor cell;optical isolator
Research Areas: Physics