Tm3+: Y2 O3 investigated for a quantum light storage application

T. Chanelière, J. Ruggiero, J. L. Le Gouët, W. Tittel, J. H. Mun, A. Jouini, A. Yoshikawa, G. Boulon, Y. Le Du, Ph Goldner, F. Beaudoux, J. Vincent, E. Antic-Fidancev, O. Guillot-Noël

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In this paper, we investigate a new medium for quantum light storage in crystals. Indeed, Tm3+: Y2 O3 exhibits all the features that are currently considered crucial for a storage protocol. First, optical measurements confirm our crystal-field analysis. Then, we explain how to tailor a three-level Λ system and ultimately measure the Stark coefficient in this material. To our knowledge, these properties have not been investigated at the same time in a thulium based crystal, for which both the operating wavelength and an adjustable storage bandwidth are significant assets that other rare-earth ions lack.

Original languageEnglish
Article number245127
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jun 20


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