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Absorption saturation measurement using the tapered optical nanofiber in a hot cesium vapor
Zixuan Song1;2, Xingyu Yue3, Yu Luo3, Haodong Li3, and Yanting Zhao1;2
1 State Key Laboratory of Quantum Optics and Quantum Optics Devices, Institute of Laser Spectroscopy, [Shanxi University], Taiyuan 030006, China
2 Collaborative Innovation Center of Extreme Optics, [Shanxi University], Taiyuan 030006, China
3 College of Physics and Electronics Engineering, [Shanxi University], Taiyuan 030006, China

Chin. Opt. Lett., 2019, 17(03): pp.031901

DOI:10.3788/COL201917.031901
Topic:Nonlinear optics
Keywords(OCIS Code): 190.4360  300.6210  350.4238  

Abstract
We report the observation of ultralow-power absorption saturation in a tapered optical fiber (TOF) mounted in a hot cesium (Cs) vapor in a vacuum chamber. The small optical mode area of TOF produces a great influence on optical properties, allowing optical interactions with nanowatt-level power. The comparison of transmission characteristics for the TOF system and free-space vapor is investigated at different input power and atomic density. The unique performance of the Cs-TOF system makes it a promising candidate in resonant nonlinear optical applications with ultralow power.

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Received:2018/7/25
Accepted:2018/12/20
Posted online:2019/2/28

Get Citation: Zixuan Song, Xingyu Yue, Yu Luo, Haodong Li, and Yanting Zhao, "Absorption saturation measurement using the tapered optical nanofiber in a hot cesium vapor," Chin. Opt. Lett. 17(03), 031901(2019)

Note: This work is supported by the National Key Research and Development program (No. 2017YFA0304203), National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 61675120, 11434007, and 61875110), NSFC Project for Excellent Research Team (No. 61121064), Shanxi Scholarship Council of China, “1331 KSC”, PCSIRT (No. IRT 13076), and Applied Basic Research Project of Shanxi Province (No. 201601D202008).



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