Abstract

The possible use of the nonlinear Faraday effect for optical limitation of the laser power is investigated in a resonant Faraday medium placed between two crossed polarizers. The results are comparable with those obtained at strong magnetic fields as a result of the linear Faraday effect. Advantages of the method are the narrow bandwidth and the wide field of view. The investigations are interesting from the viewpoint of applications for optical sensor protection and automation of the experiment. All measurements are performed at the Fg = 2 → Fe = 1 hyperfine structure transition of the 87Rb D1 line.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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E. Alipieva, S. Gateva, E. Taskova, V. Sarova, S. Cartaleva, “Magnetic field influence on coherent resonances in a degenerate two-level system,” in 12th International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications, P. A. Atanasov, A. A. Serafetinides, I. N. Kolev, eds., Proc. SPIE5226, 134–138 (2003).

Gawlik, W.

D. Budker, W. Gawlik, D. F. Kimball, S. M. Rochester, V. V. Yashchuk, A. Weis, “Resonant nonlinear magneto-optical effects in atoms,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 74, 1153–1201 (2002).
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Hffner, J.

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D. Budker, W. Gawlik, D. F. Kimball, S. M. Rochester, V. V. Yashchuk, A. Weis, “Resonant nonlinear magneto-optical effects in atoms,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 74, 1153–1201 (2002).
[CrossRef]

D. Budker, D. F. Kimball, S. M. Rochester, V. V. Yashchuk, M. Zolotorev, “Sensitive magnetometry based on nonlinear magneto-optical rotation,” Phys. Rev. A 62, 043403 (2000).
[CrossRef]

D. Budker, D. F. Kimball, S. M. Rochester, V. V. Yashchuk, “Nonlinear magneto-optics and reduced group velocity of light in atomic vapor with slow ground state relaxation,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 1767–1770 (1999).
[CrossRef]

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Matsko, A. B.

Novikova, I.

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D. Budker, D. J. Orlando, V. Yashchuk, “Nonlinear laser spectroscopy and magneto-optics,” Am. J. Phys. 67, 584–592 (1999).
[CrossRef]

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D. Budker, W. Gawlik, D. F. Kimball, S. M. Rochester, V. V. Yashchuk, A. Weis, “Resonant nonlinear magneto-optical effects in atoms,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 74, 1153–1201 (2002).
[CrossRef]

S. M. Rochester, D. Budker, “Nonlinear magneto-optical rotation in optically thick media,” J. Mod. Opt. 49, 2543–2553 (2002).
[CrossRef]

D. Budker, D. F. Kimball, S. M. Rochester, V. V. Yashchuk, M. Zolotorev, “Sensitive magnetometry based on nonlinear magneto-optical rotation,” Phys. Rev. A 62, 043403 (2000).
[CrossRef]

D. Budker, D. F. Kimball, S. M. Rochester, V. V. Yashchuk, “Nonlinear magneto-optics and reduced group velocity of light in atomic vapor with slow ground state relaxation,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 1767–1770 (1999).
[CrossRef]

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E. Alipieva, S. Gateva, E. Taskova, V. Sarova, S. Cartaleva, “Magnetic field influence on coherent resonances in a degenerate two-level system,” in 12th International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications, P. A. Atanasov, A. A. Serafetinides, I. N. Kolev, eds., Proc. SPIE5226, 134–138 (2003).

Taskova, E.

E. Alipieva, S. Gateva, E. Taskova, V. Sarova, S. Cartaleva, “Magnetic field influence on coherent resonances in a degenerate two-level system,” in 12th International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications, P. A. Atanasov, A. A. Serafetinides, I. N. Kolev, eds., Proc. SPIE5226, 134–138 (2003).

Tomczyk, St.

Weis, A.

D. Budker, W. Gawlik, D. F. Kimball, S. M. Rochester, V. V. Yashchuk, A. Weis, “Resonant nonlinear magneto-optical effects in atoms,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 74, 1153–1201 (2002).
[CrossRef]

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Wieman, C. E.

Williams, B. P.

Yashchuk, V.

D. Budker, D. J. Orlando, V. Yashchuk, “Nonlinear laser spectroscopy and magneto-optics,” Am. J. Phys. 67, 584–592 (1999).
[CrossRef]

D. Budker, V. Yashchuk, M. Zolotorev, “Nonlinear magneto-optic effects with ultranarrow widths,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 5788–5791 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Yashchuk, V. V.

D. Budker, W. Gawlik, D. F. Kimball, S. M. Rochester, V. V. Yashchuk, A. Weis, “Resonant nonlinear magneto-optical effects in atoms,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 74, 1153–1201 (2002).
[CrossRef]

D. Budker, D. F. Kimball, S. M. Rochester, V. V. Yashchuk, M. Zolotorev, “Sensitive magnetometry based on nonlinear magneto-optical rotation,” Phys. Rev. A 62, 043403 (2000).
[CrossRef]

D. Budker, D. F. Kimball, S. M. Rochester, V. V. Yashchuk, “Nonlinear magneto-optics and reduced group velocity of light in atomic vapor with slow ground state relaxation,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 1767–1770 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Yeh, P.

Zolotorev, M.

D. Budker, D. F. Kimball, S. M. Rochester, V. V. Yashchuk, M. Zolotorev, “Sensitive magnetometry based on nonlinear magneto-optical rotation,” Phys. Rev. A 62, 043403 (2000).
[CrossRef]

D. Budker, V. Yashchuk, M. Zolotorev, “Nonlinear magneto-optic effects with ultranarrow widths,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 5788–5791 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Am. J. Phys. (1)

D. Budker, D. J. Orlando, V. Yashchuk, “Nonlinear laser spectroscopy and magneto-optics,” Am. J. Phys. 67, 584–592 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (3)

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

Y. C. Chan, J. A. Gelbwachs, “A Fraunhofer-wavelength magnetooptic atomic filter at 422.7 nm,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 2379–2384 (1993).
[CrossRef]

J. Mod. Opt. (1)

S. M. Rochester, D. Budker, “Nonlinear magneto-optical rotation in optically thick media,” J. Mod. Opt. 49, 2543–2553 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (3)

Phys. Rev. A (1)

D. Budker, D. F. Kimball, S. M. Rochester, V. V. Yashchuk, M. Zolotorev, “Sensitive magnetometry based on nonlinear magneto-optical rotation,” Phys. Rev. A 62, 043403 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (2)

D. Budker, V. Yashchuk, M. Zolotorev, “Nonlinear magneto-optic effects with ultranarrow widths,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 5788–5791 (1998).
[CrossRef]

D. Budker, D. F. Kimball, S. M. Rochester, V. V. Yashchuk, “Nonlinear magneto-optics and reduced group velocity of light in atomic vapor with slow ground state relaxation,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 1767–1770 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Prog. Opt. (1)

E. Arimondo, “Coherent population trapping in laser spectroscopy,” Prog. Opt. 35, 257–354 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Rev. Mod. Phys. (1)

D. Budker, W. Gawlik, D. F. Kimball, S. M. Rochester, V. V. Yashchuk, A. Weis, “Resonant nonlinear magneto-optical effects in atoms,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 74, 1153–1201 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

E. Alipieva, S. Gateva, E. Taskova, V. Sarova, S. Cartaleva, “Magnetic field influence on coherent resonances in a degenerate two-level system,” in 12th International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications, P. A. Atanasov, A. A. Serafetinides, I. N. Kolev, eds., Proc. SPIE5226, 134–138 (2003).

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