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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

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

Keywords

atomic vapor, MEMS vapor cell, optical isolator

Citation

Knappe, S. , Weller, L. , Kleinbach, K. , Zentile, M. , Hughes, I. and Adams, C. (2012), Optical isolator using an atomic vapor in the hyperfine Paschen-Back regime, Optics Letters (Accessed May 27, 2024)

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Created August 15, 2012, Updated February 19, 2017