• Jonathan D. Pritchard
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Rydberg EIT in thermal samples has already demonstrated coherent optical detection and excitation of the Rydberg states. In addition, the large polarisability of the Rydberg states have been exploited to control the properties of the probe field to create an optical switch and a giant electro-optic effect that is 10\(^6\) times larger than a typical nitrobenzene Kerr lens. However, observation of dipole blockade in room temperature samples is challenging.


Probe Beam Rabi Frequency Rydberg State Rydberg Atom Coupling Laser 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Durham UniversityDurhamUK

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