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Depolarizing collisions of 174Yb with rare gas atoms
Author(s): N. N. Rubtsova; I. V. Yevseyev; V. N. Ishchenko; S. A. Kochubei; E. B. Khvorostov
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Paper Abstract

Polarization stimulated photon echo technique is applied to measure the difference between relaxation rates of alignment and orientation of the level 3P1 (6s6p) of 174Yb. At the transition 1S0 (6s2) - 3P1 (6s6p) 174Yb (of type 0 ↔ 1) a collision induced echo is revealed, which is generated by two pulses of linear and mutually orthogonal polarizations. Photon echo arises exclusively due to collisions between atoms of ytterbium and buffer gases; its power depends non-monotonously on the buffer pressure, and the echo polarizations coincides with the polarization of the first exciting pulse of radiation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 April 2008
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7024, International Workshop on Quantum Optics 2007, 70240D (17 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.801592
Show Author Affiliations
N. N. Rubtsova, Institute of Semiconductor Physics (Russia)
I. V. Yevseyev, Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (Russia)
V. N. Ishchenko, Institute of Semiconductor Physics (Russia)
S. A. Kochubei, Institute of Semiconductor Physics (Russia)
E. B. Khvorostov, Institute of Semiconductor Physics (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7024:
International Workshop on Quantum Optics 2007

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