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High-resolution transient and permanent spectral hole burning in Ce3+ : Y2SiO5 at liquid helium temperatures

Karlsson, Jenny LU ; Nilsson, Adam N. LU ; Serrano, Diana LU ; Walther, Andreas LU ; Goldner, Philippe; Ferrier, Alban; Rippe, Lars LU and Kröll, Stefan LU (2016) In Physical Review B 93(22).
Abstract

We perform hole burning with a low-drift stabilized laser within the zero phonon line of the 4f-5d transition in Ce3+:Y2SiO5 at 2 K. The narrowest spectral holes appear for small applied magnetic fields and are 6±4 MHz wide (FWHM). This puts an upper bound on the homogeneous linewidth of the transition to 3±2 MHz, which is close to lifetime limited. The spin level relaxation time is measured to 72±21 ms with a magnetic field of 10 mT. A slow permanent hole burning mechanism is observed. If the excitation frequency is not changed the fluorescence intensity is reduced by more than 50% after a couple of minutes of continuous excitation. The spectral hole created by the permanent hole burning has a width in the tens of MHz range, which... (More)

We perform hole burning with a low-drift stabilized laser within the zero phonon line of the 4f-5d transition in Ce3+:Y2SiO5 at 2 K. The narrowest spectral holes appear for small applied magnetic fields and are 6±4 MHz wide (FWHM). This puts an upper bound on the homogeneous linewidth of the transition to 3±2 MHz, which is close to lifetime limited. The spin level relaxation time is measured to 72±21 ms with a magnetic field of 10 mT. A slow permanent hole burning mechanism is observed. If the excitation frequency is not changed the fluorescence intensity is reduced by more than 50% after a couple of minutes of continuous excitation. The spectral hole created by the permanent hole burning has a width in the tens of MHz range, which indicates that a trapping mechanism occurs via the 5d state.

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10.1103/PhysRevB.93.224304
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  articleno    = {224304},
  author       = {Karlsson, Jenny and Nilsson, Adam N. and Serrano, Diana and Walther, Andreas and Goldner, Philippe and Ferrier, Alban and Rippe, Lars and Kröll, Stefan},
  issn         = {1098-0121},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {06},
  number       = {22},
  publisher    = {American Physical Society},
  series       = {Physical Review B},
  title        = {High-resolution transient and permanent spectral hole burning in Ce3+ : Y2SiO5 at liquid helium temperatures},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.93.224304},
  volume       = {93},
  year         = {2016},
}