Shelby, R.M., Tropper, A.C., Harley, R.T. and Macfarlane, R.M.
Measurement of the hyperfine structure of Pr3+:YAG by quantum beat free indication decay, holeburning and optically detected NQR.
Optics Letters, 8, (6), . (doi:10.1364/OL.8.000304).
The hyperfine splitting of the ground state and the lowest electronic component of the 1D2 excited state have been measured for Pr3+ in YAG. We show that a particularly simple and powerful technique is the production of sublevel coherence by short-pulse (impact) excitation, which is detected by coherent forward scattering of a weak probe beam and Fourier transformation of the resulting quantum-beat signal. This yielded excited-state splittings of 6.49 and 8.29 MHz. The ground state shows large pseudoquadrupole splittings of 33.4 and 41.6 MHz, which were obtained by optically detected nuclear quadrupole resonance.
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