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Detecting dilution-narrowed systems
Author(s): Steven M. Jaffe; William M. Yen
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Paper Abstract

We present a new method for isolating optically active rare earth ions embedded in a crystalline or amorphous host. The technique relies upon the enhanced site selection created by an inhomogeneously broadened line in a sufficiently dilute system. Specific spatial and frequency requirements necessary for experimental observation of such systems are discussed. Preliminary data is presented demonstrating the technique. With additional experimental measures, detecting a single rare earth ion appears feasible.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1991
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1435, Optical Methods for Ultrasensitive Detection and Analysis: Techniques and Applications, (1 July 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.44248
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Steven M. Jaffe, Quantum Vision, Inc. (United States)
William M. Yen, Univ. of Georgia (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1435:
Optical Methods for Ultrasensitive Detection and Analysis: Techniques and Applications
Bryan L. Fearey, Editor(s)

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