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Optical control of Faraday rotation in hot Rb vapor.

Siddons, P. and Adams, C. S. and Hughes, I. G. (2010) 'Optical control of Faraday rotation in hot Rb vapor.', Physical review A., 81 (4). 043838.


We demonstrate controlled polarization rotation of an optical field conditional on the presence of a second field. Induced rotations of greater than π/2 rad are seen with a transmission of 95%, corresponding to a ratio of phase shift to absorption of 40π. This combination of large, controlled rotation and low loss is well suited for the manipulation of light pulses.

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Date deposited:13 June 2012
Date of first online publication:April 2010
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