Comparison of three EIT-type resonances formed in Rb nanocell

Armen Sargsyan, David Sarkisyan, Leah Margalit, Arlene D. Wilson-Gordon

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Abstract: The electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) phenomenon is studied using a nanometric thin (L = 795 nm) Rb vapour layer. EIT-type resonances that are formed in three different energy-level systems are reported. It is demonstrated that the EIT resonance which is formed in a Λ-system where the ground levels are separated by the hyperfine splitting (EITH-resonance) has the smallest linewidth (~10 MHz). The EIT resonance which is realized in a Λ-system formed by the Zeeman sublevels of the Fg = 2 → Fe = 1 transition (EITZ-resonance) has a larger linewidth (~14 MHz). The EITV-resonance which is formed in the V-system has the largest linewidth (~40 MHz). The uniqueness of the EIT phenomena reported here is that they can be formed in different types of Λ-systems even for L < 1 μm. The splitting of the EITZ-resonance into two components in a transverse magnetic field is reported. The theoretical model well describes the experiment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1713-1718
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Modern Optics
Issue number17
Early online date7 Apr 2016
StatePublished - 24 Sep 2016

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  • Electromagnetically induced transparency
  • Rb atomic vapour
  • Zeeman sublevels
  • hyperfine splitting
  • magnetic field
  • nanometric thin vapour layer


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