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Opt Lett. 2011 Dec 1;36(23):4611-3. doi: 10.1364/OL.36.004611.

Electrodeless-discharge-vapor-lamp-based Faraday anomalous-dispersion optical filter.

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  • 1Institute of Quantum Electronics, and State Key Laboratory of Advanced Optical Communication System and Network, School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China. sunqinqing@pku.edu.cn


We report an excited-state Faraday anomalous-dispersion optical filter operating on the rubidium 5P(3/2)-5D(5/2) transition (775.9 nm in vacuum) without the use of a pump laser. An electrodeless discharge vapor lamp is employed to replace the Rb vapor cell in a traditional Faraday anomalous-dispersion optical filter system. Atoms can be excited by power rather than a complex frequency-locked pump laser. A proof-of-concept experimental demonstration with a maximum transmission of 1.9% and a filter bandwidth of 650 MHz is presented.

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