Light interactions in Rydberg ensembles

K. J. Weatherill, J. D. Pritchard, R. P. Able, M. G. Bason, A. K. Mohapatra, C. S. Adams

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Abstract

In our work we exploit the enhanced sensitivity of Rydberg states to control the propagation of light through an atomic ensemble. For example, if the atoms are prepared in a dark state corresponding to a superposition of ground and Rydberg states the medium displays a giant electro-optic effect many orders of magnitude larger than other media. This giant electro-optic effect can be used to impose sidebands on light propagating through the ensemble.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCLEO/Europe - EQEC 2009 - European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the European Quantum Electronics Conference
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)9781424440801
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jun 2009
EventCLEO/Europe - EQEC 2009 - European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the European Quantum Electronics Conference - Munich, Germany
Duration: 14 Jun 200919 Jun 2009

Conference

ConferenceCLEO/Europe - EQEC 2009 - European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the European Quantum Electronics Conference
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period14/06/0919/06/09

Keywords

  • Rydberg states
  • dark states
  • electro-optical effects
  • light propagation
  • atomic beams
  • atomic measurements
  • laser excitation
  • laser stability
  • lasers and electrooptics

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    Weatherill, K. J., Pritchard, J. D., Able, R. P., Bason, M. G., Mohapatra, A. K., & Adams, C. S. (2009). Light interactions in Rydberg ensembles. In CLEO/Europe - EQEC 2009 - European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the European Quantum Electronics Conference [5194767] IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/CLEOE-EQEC.2009.5194767