Abstract

We measured cesium magneto-optic line filter spectra at 455 nm for several field orientations. When optimized to achieve the narrowest passbands and the highest transmission, the Faraday filter (B along k) exhibited near-unity transmission peaks of 0.7-GHz bandwidth with an integrated transmission of ∼3 GHz. A transmission calculation that includes the field angle was confirmed experimentally and used to show that the Faraday filter field of view is >60°. We devised a new type of magneto-optic atomic line filter that uses a transverse magnetic field, which we call the Voigt filter.

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    [Crossref] [PubMed]
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    [Crossref]
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    [Crossref] [PubMed]
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    [Crossref]
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1992 (1)

B. Yin, T. M. Shay, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 4, 488 (1992). We caution that our model does not reproduce the spectra predicted by this reference.
[Crossref]

1991 (2)

1982 (1)

1977 (1)

T. Endo, T. Yabuzoki, M. Kitano, T. Sato, T. Ogawa, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-13, 866 (1977).
[Crossref]

Benson, K.

Bloom, S. H.

J. Menders, K. Benson, S. H. Bloom, C. S. Liu, E. Korevaar, Opt. Lett. 16, 846 (1991).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. Menders, P. Searcy, K. Roff, S. H. Bloom, E. Korevaar, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 12 of 1992 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), paper CPD3.

Chan, Y. C.

J. A. Gelbwachs, Y. C. Chan, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 12 of 1992 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), p. 538.

Dick, D. J.

Endo, T.

T. Endo, T. Yabuzoki, M. Kitano, T. Sato, T. Ogawa, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-13, 866 (1977).
[Crossref]

Gelbwachs, J. A.

J. A. Gelbwachs, Y. C. Chan, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 12 of 1992 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), p. 538.

Jenkins, E A.

E A. Jenkins, H. E. White, Fundamentals of Optics (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1957), pp. 599–601.

Kitano, M.

T. Endo, T. Yabuzoki, M. Kitano, T. Sato, T. Ogawa, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-13, 866 (1977).
[Crossref]

Korevaar, E.

J. Menders, K. Benson, S. H. Bloom, C. S. Liu, E. Korevaar, Opt. Lett. 16, 846 (1991).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. Menders, P. Searcy, K. Roff, S. H. Bloom, E. Korevaar, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 12 of 1992 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), paper CPD3.

Liu, C. S.

Menders, J.

J. Menders, K. Benson, S. H. Bloom, C. S. Liu, E. Korevaar, Opt. Lett. 16, 846 (1991).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. Menders, P. Searcy, K. Roff, S. H. Bloom, E. Korevaar, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 12 of 1992 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), paper CPD3.

Ogawa, T.

T. Endo, T. Yabuzoki, M. Kitano, T. Sato, T. Ogawa, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-13, 866 (1977).
[Crossref]

Roff, K.

J. Menders, P. Searcy, K. Roff, S. H. Bloom, E. Korevaar, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 12 of 1992 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), paper CPD3.

Sato, T.

T. Endo, T. Yabuzoki, M. Kitano, T. Sato, T. Ogawa, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-13, 866 (1977).
[Crossref]

Searcy, P.

J. Menders, P. Searcy, K. Roff, S. H. Bloom, E. Korevaar, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 12 of 1992 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), paper CPD3.

Shay, T. M.

B. Yin, T. M. Shay, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 4, 488 (1992). We caution that our model does not reproduce the spectra predicted by this reference.
[Crossref]

D. J. Dick, T. M. Shay, Opt. Lett. 16, 867 (1991).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

White, H. E.

E A. Jenkins, H. E. White, Fundamentals of Optics (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1957), pp. 599–601.

Yabuzoki, T.

T. Endo, T. Yabuzoki, M. Kitano, T. Sato, T. Ogawa, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-13, 866 (1977).
[Crossref]

Yariv, A.

A. Yariv, P. Yeh, Optical Waves in Crystals (Wiley, New York, 1984), p. 97.

Yeh, P.

P. Yeh, Appl. Opt. 21, 2069 (1982).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. Yariv, P. Yeh, Optical Waves in Crystals (Wiley, New York, 1984), p. 97.

Yin, B.

B. Yin, T. M. Shay, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 4, 488 (1992). We caution that our model does not reproduce the spectra predicted by this reference.
[Crossref]

Appl. Opt. (1)

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

T. Endo, T. Yabuzoki, M. Kitano, T. Sato, T. Ogawa, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-13, 866 (1977).
[Crossref]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

B. Yin, T. M. Shay, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 4, 488 (1992). We caution that our model does not reproduce the spectra predicted by this reference.
[Crossref]

Opt. Lett. (2)

Other (4)

J. A. Gelbwachs, Y. C. Chan, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 12 of 1992 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), p. 538.

J. Menders, P. Searcy, K. Roff, S. H. Bloom, E. Korevaar, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 12 of 1992 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), paper CPD3.

E A. Jenkins, H. E. White, Fundamentals of Optics (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1957), pp. 599–601.

A. Yariv, P. Yeh, Optical Waves in Crystals (Wiley, New York, 1984), p. 97.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Setup for measuring magneto-optic atomic line filter spectra.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Measured and calculated filter spectra for ϕ = 0° and θ = 0°, 50°, and 90°. θ = 0° and 90° correspond to Faraday (labeled Ff) and Voigt (labeled Vf) filters, respectively. The 1-in. (2.5-cm) vapor cell [0.8-in. (2-cm) vapor thickness] was operated at 140°C and 200 G.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Faraday filter spectra at 200°C and 200 G. The reduced transmission of the secondary peaks indicates the onset of additional Lorentzian broadening.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Predicted optimal Voigt filter spectrum for a 1-in. (2.5-cm) cell at 180°C and 400 G.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Isotransmission contours showing filter passband spectrum variation with angle of incidence θ for ϕ = 0°. The peak transmission is reduced by only 10% at a 30° angle of incidence.

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