Abstract

We report on the realization of an excited-state Faraday anomalous dispersion optical filter (ESFADOF) edge filter based on the 5P3/28D5/2 transition in rubidium. A maximum transmission of 81% has been achieved. This high transmission is only possible by utilizing a special configuration of magnetic fields taken from accelerator physics to provide a strong homogeneous magnetic field of approximately 6000 G across the vapor cell. The two resulting steep transmission edges are separated by more than 13 GHz, enabling its application in remote sensing.

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A. Popescu and T. Walther are preparing a manuscript to be titled “Transmission characteristics of alkalai-metal based excited state Faraday anomalous dispersion optical filters: the influence of a laser induced plasma.”.

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Figures (2)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Overview of the experimental setup: polarizing beam splitter cubes, PBS; mirrors, M; lenses, L; half-wave plate, λ/2; magnetic field, B; photo diodes, PD; rubidium vapor cells, Rb cell; NdFeB magnets, dark gray; iron, light gray. White arrows indicate the magnetization directions. The line filter and the ESFADOF are highlighted by dashed boxes.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

(a) Overall absorption of line filter and ESFADOF, measured by the signal sum of PD1 and PD2. (b) Overall filter spectrum, measured by PD2. (c) Corresponding standard deviation of the filter spectrum. Curves (a) and (b) result from a 100-fold averaging. The spectral regions relevant for the detection of Brillouin scattering are shaded.

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T=14{eα+L+eαL2cos[ωcΔnL]eα¯L},

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