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Open Physics

formerly Central European Journal of Physics

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Volume 9, Issue 4


Volume 13 (2015)

Amplification of radiation in atomic vapor induced by a linearly polarized laser radiation

Marina Movsisyan / Svetlana Shmavonyan / Aram Papoyan
Published Online: 2011-04-30 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11534-011-0011-x


We present the results of spectroscopic and polarization studies of dilute rubidium vapor exposed to a single-frequency linearly polarized diode laser radiation in a spectral range of atomic D2 line. We report the origin of a circularly polarized radiation on V-type transitions of 87Rb F g = 2 → F e = 3 and 85Rb F g = 3 → F e = 4, and amplification of this radiation in backward direction caused by a partial population inversion among magnetic sublevels of the ground and excited levels. This is confirmed experimentally by high directivity of backward radiation, absence in its spectrum of 85Rb F g = 2 → F e = 1 (Λ-type) radiation, as well as by different nature of intensity dependences of backward and fluorescence radiations.

Keywords: Zeeman pumping; population inversion; radiation amplification; polarization

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Published Online: 2011-04-30

Published in Print: 2011-08-01

Citation Information: Open Physics, Volume 9, Issue 4, Pages 948–955, ISSN (Online) 2391-5471, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11534-011-0011-x.

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