Saturation spectroscopy of iodine in hollow-core optical fiber

A. Lurie, P. S. Light, J. Anstie, T. M. Stace, P. C. Abbott, F. Benabid, A. N. Luiten

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Abstract

We present high-resolution spectroscopy of I 2 vapor that is loaded and trapped within the core of a hollow-core photonic crystal fiber (HC-PCF). We compare the observed spectroscopic features to those observed in a conventional iodine cell and show that the saturation characteristics differ significantly. Despite the confined geometry it was still possible to obtain sub-Doppler features with a spectral width of ∼ 6 MHz with very high contrast. We provide a simple theory which closely reproduces all the key observations of the experiment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11906-11917
Number of pages12
JournalOptics Express
Volume20
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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