# Spectral hole-burning spectroscopy in Nd3+: YVO4

 Authors: S R Hastings-Simon, M Afzelius, J Minar, M U Staudt, B Lauritzen, H de Riedmatten, N Gisin, A Amari, A Walther, S Kroll, E Cavalli, M Bettinelli Physical Review B 77, 125111 (2008) http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.77.125111 We present spectral hole-burning measurements on the 879 nm, I-4(9/2) → F-4(3/2) transition in Nd3+ : YVO4. We observe antiholes in the spectrum along with long lived spectral holes, which demonstrates optical pumping between the ground state Zeeman levels. The spectral holes are narrow (homogeneous linewidth of 63 kHz) at 2.1 K with a 300 mT applied magnetic field. We also perform preliminary spectral tailoring in this material by creating a 40 MHz wide transmission window in the inhomogeneous absorption. These results show the potential of the Zeeman levels in Nd doped materials to be used for spectral tailoring for quantum and classical information processing. spectralholeburnndyvo.pdf

# BibTeX Source

@Article{Hastings-Simon2008,
author =       "S. R. Hastings-Simon and M. Afzelius and J. Minar and M. U. Staudt and B.
Lauritzen and H. de Riedmatten and N. Gisin and A. Amari and A. Walther and S.
Kroll and E. Cavalli and M. Bettinelli",
title =        "Spectral hole-burning spectroscopy in Nd3+: {YVO4}",
journal =      "Physical Review B",
year =         "2008",
volume =       "77",
pages =        "125111",
number =       "12",
abstract =     "We present spectral hole-burning measurements on the 879 nm, I-4(9/2) -> F-4(3/2)
transition in Nd3+ : YVO4. We observe antiholes in the spectrum along with long
lived spectral holes, which demonstrates optical pumping between the ground state
Zeeman levels. The spectral holes are narrow (homogeneous linewidth of 63 kHz) at
2.1 K with a 300 mT applied magnetic field. We also perform preliminary spectral
tailoring in this material by creating a 40 MHz wide transmission window in the
inhomogeneous absorption. These results show the potential of the Zeeman levels in
Nd doped materials to be used for spectral tailoring for quantum and classical
information processing.",
doi =          "10.1103/PhysRevB.77.125111",
owner =        "cc",
sn =           "1098-0121",
timestamp =    "2010.08.20",
ut =           "WOS:000254543000026",
}