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Electromagnetically induced transparency in a subband quantum well system
Author(s): Konstantin L. Vodopyanov; G. Brendan Serapiglia; E. Paspalakis; Christopher C. Phillips
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Paper Abstract

The phenomenon of electromagnetically induced transparency, which was discovered recently in atomic systems, is demonstrated for the first in a subband quantum well system. Applying strong coupling field (Rabi frequency is on the same order as the intersubband linewidth), which is two- photon-resonant with the 1 - 3 intersubband transition, produces dramatic change in the 1 - 2 intersubband absorption profile. This effect can be accounted for in terms of 1 - 2 and 2 - 3 dipoles being driven into coherence by a strong coupling field; it is not related to self- induced transparency or spectral hole-burning (the frequency of the coupling field is quite different from that of 1 - 2 resonance) and, similar to Fano-type interference, is a pure result of destructive interference of probability amplitudes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 April 2001
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4280, Ultrafast Phenomena in Semiconductors V, (23 April 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.424739
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Konstantin L. Vodopyanov, Informed Diagnostics, Inc. and Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine (United States)
G. Brendan Serapiglia, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (United Kingdom)
E. Paspalakis, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (United Kingdom)
Christopher C. Phillips, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4280:
Ultrafast Phenomena in Semiconductors V
Hongxing Jiang; Kong-Thon F. Tsen; Jin-Joo Song, Editor(s)

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