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Fiber-coupled Vapor Cell for a Portable Rydberg Atom-based RF Electric Field Sensor

Published

Author(s)

Matthew T. Simons, Joshua A. Gordon, Christopher L. Holloway

Abstract

We demonstrate a moveable Rydberg atom based radio frequency (RF) electric (E) field probe. The technique is based on electromagnetically-induced transparency (EIT) and Autler-Townes splitting. Two fibers attached to an 10mm cube Cs vapor cell are used to couple counter- propagating probe and coupling lasers through the cell. This all-dielectric fiber-coupled sensor can be moved from the optics table to locations more suitable for RF (GHz to sub-THz) E- field measurements and calibrations.
Citation
Applied Optics
Volume
57
Issue
22

Keywords

e-field probe, rydberg atoms, fiber optics

Citation

Simons, M. , Gordon, J. and Holloway, C. (2018), Fiber-coupled Vapor Cell for a Portable Rydberg Atom-based RF Electric Field Sensor, Applied Optics, [online], https://doi.org/10.1364/AO.57.006456 (Accessed February 26, 2024)
Created August 1, 2018, Updated April 12, 2019