Abstract

Ultranarrow bandpass Na vapor dispersive Faraday filters at 589 nm are studied experimentally and theoretically. Their anticipated performance in the line-center operation is demonstrated experimentally with a thin Na cell in an axial magnetic field of 1750 G. A peak vapor transmission of 85%, a FWHM linewidth of 0.002 nm (or 1.9 GHz), and a background transmission of 2 × 10−5 have been achieved.

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Acta Phys. Sinica (1)

Y. F. Peng, J. X. Tang, Q. J. Wang, Acta Phys. Sinica 2, 39 (1992).

Appl. Opt. (2)

Geophys. Res. Lett. (1)

C. Y. She, H. Latifi, J. R. Yu, R. J. Alvarez, R. E. Bills, C. S. Gardner, Geophys. Res. Lett. 17, 929 (1990).
[Crossref]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

J. A. Gelbwachs, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1266 (1988).
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Opt. Lett. (3)

Solar Phys. (1)

G. Agnelli, A. Cacciani, M. Fofi, Solar Phys. 44, 509 (1975).
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Stockholm Obs. Ann. (1)

Y. Ohman, Stockholm Obs. Ann. 19, 3 (1956).

Other (1)

Y. C. Chan, J. A. Gelbwachs, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (to be published).

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup for measuring the filter transmission. The Na vapor cell is held in a Teflon oven, where four rare-earth permanent magnets are arranged so that the magnetic field at the cell position is axial. F-P, Fabry–Perot interferometer; S1, S2, beam splitters; B, magnetic field.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Experimental and (b) theoretical filter transmissions for D1 and of D2 lines in an axial magnetic field 1750 G with a cell, 0.76 cm long, at 189 °C.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Calculated (a) optical depth α±L (not to be confused with τ) and (b) Faraday rotation (angle) for the σ+ and σ transitions of the D1 and D2 lines of a Na cell, 0.76 cm long, in an axial magnetic field of 1750 G at 189 °C.

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Table 1 Experimental and Theoretical Na Faraday Filter Characteristics for the D1 and D2 lines in an Axial Magnetic Field of 1750 G

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