Electrodeless-discharge-vapor-lamp-based Faraday anomalous-dispersion optical filter

Qinqing Sun, Wei Zhuang, Zhiwen Liu, Jingbiao Chen

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We report an excited-state Faraday anomalous-dispersion optical filter operating on the rubidium 5P3/2-5D5/2 transition (775:9nm in vacuum) without the use of a pump laser. An electrodeless discharge vapor lamp is employed to replace the Rb vapor cell in a traditional Faraday anomalous-dispersion optical filter system. Atoms can be excited bypower rather than a complex frequency-locked pump laser. A proof-of-concept experimental demonstration with a maximum transmission of 1.9% and a filter bandwidth of 650MHz is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4611-4613
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number23
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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