Journal article

Optical vector network analysis of ultranarrow transitions in Er-166(3 ) : (LiYF4)-Li-7 crystal

N Kukharchyk, D Sholokhov, O Morozov, SL Korableva, JH Cole, AA Kalachev, PA Bushev

Optics Letters | OPTICAL SOC AMER | Published : 2018


We present optical vector network analysis (OVNA) of an isotopically purified Er1663+:LiYF47 crystal. The OVNA method is based on generation and detection of a modulated optical sideband by using a radio-frequency vector network analyzer. This technique is widely used in the field of microwave photonics for the characterization of optical responses of optical devices such as filters and high-Q resonators. However, dense solid-state atomic ensembles induce a large phase shift on one of the optical sidebands that results in the appearance of extra features on the measured transmission response. We present a simple theoretical model that accurately describes the observed spectra and helps to re..

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Awarded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

Awarded by Russian Science Foundation (RSF)

Awarded by Australian Research Council (ARC)

Funding Acknowledgements

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) (BU 2510/2-1, INST 256/415-1); Russian Science Foundation (RSF) (14-12-00806); Australian Research Council (ARC) (CE170100026).