Studies of electromagnetically induced transparency in thallium vapor and possible utility for measuring atomic parity nonconservation

A. D. Cronin, R. B. Warrington, S. K. Lamoreaux, E. N. Fortson

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Abstract

Motivated by the potential use of electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) to measure atomic parity nonconservation (PNC), we have studied EIT and associated optical rotation for a three-level system in thallium vapor. EIT allows sub-Doppler resolution of the 6P1/2→6P3/2 mixed magnetic dipole, electric quadrupole transition at 1.28µm when 0.535−µm radiation acts on the 6P3/2→7S1/2 transition. Our measurements include rotation due to electromagnetically induced birefringence and Faraday rotation perturbed by EIT. We also identify a new method for determining the amplitude ratio E2/M1 for the 1.28−µm transition. The possible advantages of an EIT technique for measuring atomic PNC are discussed in the context of our results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3719-3722
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume80
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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