Abstract

We demonstrate what is to our knowledge the first atomic optical filter that uses velocity selection to achieve a passband width that is less than the Doppler width of the filtering transition. A narrow-linewidth pump laser is used to induce circular birefringence in a narrow velocity class of atoms in a dense potassium vapor for 694-nm light resonant with the 4P3/2–6S1/2 transition. The filter displays a single 170-MHz passband at a peak transmittance of 9.5%. The bandwidth is an order of magnitude lower than that of previously demonstrated atomic optical filters.

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A. Cacciani, J. Varsik, and H. Zirin, Solar Phys. 125, 173 (1990).
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Appl. Opt. (1)

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

Y. Zang, X. Jia, Z. Ma, and Q. Wang, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 37, 372 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

C. Delsart and J.-C. Keller, J. Appl. Phys. 49, 3662 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

L. Zhang and J. Tang, Opt. Commun. 152, 275 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (4)

Opt. Spectrosc. (1)

V. F. Gamalii, Opt. Spectrosc. 83, 662 (1997).

Phys. Rev. A (3)

J. Huennekens, R. K. Namiotka, J. Sagle, Z. J. Jabbour, and M. Allegrini, Phys. Rev. A 51, 4472 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. J. McClelland and M. H. Kelley, Phys. Rev. A 31, 3704 (1985).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. K. Namiotka, J. Huennekens, and M. Allegrini, Phys. Rev. A 56, 514 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Solar Phys. (2)

M. Cimino, A. Cacciani, and M. Mofi, Solar Phys. 11, 319 (1970).
[CrossRef]

A. Cacciani, J. Varsik, and H. Zirin, Solar Phys. 125, 173 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Stockholm Observ. Ann. (1)

Y. Öhman, Stockholm Observ. Ann. 19, 3 (1956).

Other (1)

A. Nesmeyanov, Vapour Pressure of the Elements (Infosearch, London, 1963).

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