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Semiclassical calculation of the power saturation of the Kerr effect in Rb vapor

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Author(s)

Zachary H. Levine, Ziran Du

Abstract

The Kerr effect in atomic vapor may be regarded as the power saturation of the susceptibility. Hence the saturable Kerr effect is intimately tied to the standard Kerr effect. Here, we calculate the saturable Kerr effect without parameters using a two-level system and compare to experiment. An asymmetry between red and blue detuning led us to consider a model with one ground state and three excited states. The model predicts about 25 %of the observed asymmetry, suggesting this is a fruitful topic for further research.
Citation
Journal of the Optical Society of America B
Volume
40
Issue
12

Keywords

Rubidium vapor cell , Kerr effect , dielectric susceptibility , nonlinearity , power saturation

Citation

Levine, Z. and Du, Z. (2023), Semiclassical calculation of the power saturation of the Kerr effect in Rb vapor, Journal of the Optical Society of America B, [online], https://doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.503903, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=956451 (Accessed June 17, 2024)

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Created November 16, 2023, Updated November 17, 2023