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Effects of inhomogeneous line broadening on electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) and slow group velocity
Author(s): Elena Kuznetsova; Olga A. Kocharovskaya; Marlan O. Scully
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Paper Abstract

We show for the first time an explicit expression of the linewidth of an EIT resonance in an inhomogeneously broadened three-level (Lambda) system, and the conditions for the dependence of the linewidth on a driving field strength. Both gaseous systems with the Doppler effect and solid media in which inhomogeneity of the crystalline field results in a broad distribution of atomic center frequencies are considered. We find two extreme cases: in one extreme the linewidth of EIT resonance is proportional to the intensity of a drive laser. And in the other it is proportional to the Rabi frequency of a drive laser, which recovers the result obtained by Feld and Javan. The dispersive properties of EIT, leading to slow group velocity of light, in an inhomogeneously broadened system are also considered.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 2002
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4750, ICONO 2001: Quantum and Atomic Optics, High-Precision Measurements in Optics, and Optical Information Processing, Transmission, and Storage, (1 April 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.464462
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Elena Kuznetsova, Institute of Applied Physics and Texas A&M Univ. (Russia)
Olga A. Kocharovskaya, Institute of Applied Physics and Texas A&M Univ. (Russia)
Marlan O. Scully, Texas A&M Univ. and Insitut fuer Quantenoptik and Max-Planck-Institute (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4750:
ICONO 2001: Quantum and Atomic Optics, High-Precision Measurements in Optics, and Optical Information Processing, Transmission, and Storage

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