Buffer-gas-induced absorption resonances inRbvapor

Eugeniy E. Mikhailov, Irina Novikova, Yuri V. Rostovtsev, George R. Welch
2004 Physical Review A. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics  
We observe transformation of the electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) resonance into the absorption resonance in a Λ interaction configuration in a cell filled with ^87Rb and a buffer gas. This transformation occurs as a one-photon detuning of the coupling fields is varied from the atomic transition. No such absorption resonance is found in the absence of a buffer gas. The width of the absorption resonance is several times smaller than the width of the EIT resonance, and the changes
more » ... absorption near these resonances are about the same. Similar absorption resonances are detected in the Hanle configuration in a buffered cell.
doi:10.1103/physreva.70.033806 fatcat:pgwybwrgxjfb5csey5pqhbylay