Observation of laser-jitter-enhanced hyperfine spectroscopy and two-photon spectral hole-burning

B. S. Ham*, P. R. Hemmer, M. S. Shahriar

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We have observed laser-jitter-enhanced high-resolution spectra of three hyperfine states in the ground level (3H4) of Pr3+:Y2SiO5 using coherent population trapping and phase-correlated four-wave mixing. We have also observed optical Raman pulse excited two-photon spectral hole-burning. The observed high-resolution spectra are due to a laser-jitter-suppressed Raman coherence window in an inhomogeneously broadened solid system, and the observed two-photon spectral hole-burning has potential to increase data capacity in Raman excited optical memory (Opt. Lett. 22 (1997) 1849).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)129-136
Number of pages8
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 1 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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