Inversionless Gain in a Lossy Medium

Eliran Talker, Yefim Barash, Noa Mazurski, Uriel Levy

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We study gain without inversion due to coherence effects in a Doppler-broadened degenerate three-level system of a rubidium-hydrogen mixture in a miniaturized micron-scale custom vapor cell. The cell miniaturization gives rise to collisions of atoms with the walls of the cell. This, combined with the high collision rate with the hydrogen buffer gas, allows us to observe gain in the absorption spectra. Furthermore, we analyze the role of cell miniaturization in the evolution of the gain profile. In addition to fundamental interest, the observation of gain without inversion in our miniaturized cells paves the way for applications such as miniaturized lasers without inversion.

Original languageEnglish
Article number014007
JournalPhysical Review Applied
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 2023
Externally publishedYes


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