Optical vector network analysis of ultranarrow transitions in 166Er3+ : 7LiYF4 crystal

Kukharchyk, N, Sholokhov, D, Morozov, O, Korableva, S, Cole, J, Kalachev, A and Bushev, P 2018, 'Optical vector network analysis of ultranarrow transitions in 166Er3+ : 7LiYF4 crystal', Optics Letters, vol. 43, no. 4, pp. 935-938.


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Title Optical vector network analysis of ultranarrow transitions in 166Er3+ : 7LiYF4 crystal
Author(s) Kukharchyk, N
Sholokhov, D
Morozov, O
Korableva, S
Cole, J
Kalachev, A
Bushev, P
Year 2018
Journal name Optics Letters
Volume number 43
Issue number 4
Start page 935
End page 938
Total pages 4
Publisher Optical Society of America
Abstract We present optical vector network analysis (OVNA) of an isotopically purified 166Er3:7LiYF4 crystal. The OVNA method is based on generation and detection of a modulated optical sideband by using a radio-frequency vector network analyzer. This technique is widely used in the field of microwave photonics for the characterization of optical responses of optical devices such as filters and high-Q resonators. However, dense solid-state atomic ensembles induce a large phase shift on one of the optical sidebands that results in the appearance of extra features on the measured transmission response. We present a simple theoretical model that accurately describes the observed spectra and helps to reconstruct the absorption profile of a solid-state atomic ensemble as well as corresponding change of the refractive index in the vicinity of atomic resonances. © 2018 Optical Society of America.
Subject Electronic and Magnetic Properties of Condensed Matter; Superconductivity
Quantum Optics
Keyword(s) Spectroscopy
high-resolution
Rare-earth-doped materials
Spectroscopy
microwave
Spectroscopy
modulation
(160.2900) Optical storage materials
Optical memories
DOI - identifier 10.1364/OL.43.000935
Copyright notice © 2018 Optical Society of America.
ISSN 0146-9592
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