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Hyperfine structure and hyperfine coherent properties of praseodymium in single-crystalline La-2(WO4)(3) by hole-burning and photon-echo techniques

Guillot-Noel, O.; Goldner, Ph.; Beaudoux, F.; Le Du, Y.; Lejay, J.; Amari, Atia LU ; Walther, Andreas LU ; Rippe, Lars LU and Kröll, Stefan LU (2009) In Physical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics) 79(15).
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We studied the hyperfine structure and hyperfine coherent properties of the H-3(4)(0)-> D-1(2)(0) transition of Pr3+ ions in a tungstate single crystal La-2(WO4)(3) by hole-burning and photon-echo techniques. This work is motivated by the search of an efficient three level Lambda system in this new compound with which we could build up a quantum memory. By nonconventional hole-burning experiments, the ordering of the hyperfine splittings in the H-3(4)(0) ground state and in the D-1(2)(0) excited state is obtained. The hyperfine splittings are thus ordered: 24.6 and 14.9 MHz for the H-3(4)(0) level and 5.0 and 7.3 MHz for the D-1(2)(0) level. The relative and absolute transition strengths of individual hyperfine transitions are... (More)
We studied the hyperfine structure and hyperfine coherent properties of the H-3(4)(0)-> D-1(2)(0) transition of Pr3+ ions in a tungstate single crystal La-2(WO4)(3) by hole-burning and photon-echo techniques. This work is motivated by the search of an efficient three level Lambda system in this new compound with which we could build up a quantum memory. By nonconventional hole-burning experiments, the ordering of the hyperfine splittings in the H-3(4)(0) ground state and in the D-1(2)(0) excited state is obtained. The hyperfine splittings are thus ordered: 24.6 and 14.9 MHz for the H-3(4)(0) level and 5.0 and 7.3 MHz for the D-1(2)(0) level. The relative and absolute transition strengths of individual hyperfine transitions are determined by comparing absorption strengths and by measuring the Rabi flopping frequency as the transition is coherently driven. Free induction and Raman echo decays give inhomogeneous and homogeneous hyperfine linewidths of 57 +/- 2 and 1.25 +/- 0.1 kHz, respectively. (Less)
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praseodymium, photon echo, optical hole burning, compounds, lanthanum, hyperfine structure, excited states, ground states, Raman, spectra, spectral line breadth
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Physical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics)
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  articleno    = {155119},
  author       = {Guillot-Noel, O. and Goldner, Ph. and Beaudoux, F. and Le Du, Y. and Lejay, J. and Amari, Atia and Walther, Andreas and Rippe, Lars and Kröll, Stefan},
  issn         = {1098-0121},
  keyword      = {praseodymium,photon echo,optical hole burning,compounds,lanthanum,hyperfine structure,excited states,ground states,Raman,spectra,spectral line breadth},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {15},
  publisher    = {American Physical Society},
  series       = {Physical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics)},
  title        = {Hyperfine structure and hyperfine coherent properties of praseodymium in single-crystalline La-2(WO4)(3) by hole-burning and photon-echo techniques},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.79.155119},
  volume       = {79},
  year         = {2009},
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