Cookies

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By continuing to browse this repository, you give consent for essential cookies to be used. You can read more about our Privacy and Cookie Policy.


Durham Research Online
You are in:

Sagnac interferometry in a slow-light medium.

Purves, G. T. and Adams, C. S. and Hughes, I. G. (2006) 'Sagnac interferometry in a slow-light medium.', Physical review A., 74 . p. 23805.

Abstract

We use a Sagnac interferometer to measure the dispersive and absorptive properties of room temperature Rubidium vapor on the D2 line at 780.2 nm. We apply a pump beam such that the resulting system exhibits electromagnetically induced transparency. Using a "biased alignment" technique we demonstrate a direct and robust method of measuring the rapid variation in the refractive index. Such a "slow-light" Sagnac interferometer is ideally suited to precision measurement applications such as magnetometry and inertial sensing.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Electromagnetically induced transparency, Group-velocity, Saturatedabsorption, Luminous ether, Atomic gas, Dispersion, Magnetometer;systems, Index, Steep.
Full text:PDF - Other (397Kb)
Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.74.023805
Publisher statement:© 2006 by The American Physical Society. All rights reserved.
Record Created:28 Apr 2008
Last Modified:11 Aug 2011 15:04

Social bookmarking: del.icio.usConnoteaBibSonomyCiteULikeFacebookTwitterExport: EndNote, Zotero | BibTex
Usage statisticsLook up in GoogleScholar | Find in a UK Library