Optics and Laser Physics

JETP Letters

, Volume 96, Issue 5, pp 298-302

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Modulation of the shape of the photon echo pulse by a pulsed magnetic field: Zeeman splitting in LuLiF4:Er3+ and YLiF4:Er3+

  • V. N. LisinAffiliated withZavoisky Physical Technical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences Email author 
  • , A. M. ShegedaAffiliated withZavoisky Physical Technical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences

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A spectroscopy method has been proposed involving a change in the time shape of the echo signal in the presence of a perturbation, which splits the frequencies of the transitions of two or more ion subgroups of the echo-active ions. This method has been applied to optical systems in which the Zeeman effect is manifested. The ion transition frequencies of ions are switched by a weak pulsed magnetic field acting during the time of the radiation of the photon echo pulse. The modulation of the photon echo signal shape was observed in LuLiF4:Er3+ and YLiF4:Er3+. The time interval between the two nearest minima corresponds to the accumulated phase of the electric dipole moment π and makes it possible to determine the difference of the g factors of the ground and excited 4 F 9/2(I) states of the Er3+ ion in the LuLiF4 the YLiF4 matrices for the known amplitude of the pulsed magnetic field. It has been shown that the echo response of the system can be programmed by the weak magnetic field pulses.