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Controlling the nonlinear refractive index via quantum coherence
Author(s): María J. Paz-Alonso; Humberto J. Michinel
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Paper Abstract

We study theoretically how to use a four level atomic system with electromagnetic induced transparency, to achieve a situation with giant χ(3) and χ(5) susceptibilities of opposite signs. We show how to use this configuration to obtain multidimensional optical solitons and light condensates with surface tension properties analogous to those of usual liquids.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 December 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6028, ICO20: Lasers and Laser Technologies, 602813 (30 December 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.667169
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María J. Paz-Alonso, Univ. of Vigo (Spain)
Humberto J. Michinel, Univ. of Vigo (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6028:
ICO20: Lasers and Laser Technologies
Y. C. Chen; Dianyuan Fan; Chunqing Gao; Shouhuan Zhou, Editor(s)

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