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Coherent control of spontaneous emission in driven multilevel atoms
Author(s): Emil Gazazyan; Vigen Chaltykyan; Alfred Gazazyan
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Paper Abstract

Possibility of coherent control of spontaneous emission from four- and five-level systems in the laser radiation field is studied. The four-level system consists of two levels resonantly driven by laser radiation where either of levels may decay to a separate level. For such a system we show that the presence of the second decay channel may deteriorate the destructive interference occurring because of Autler-Townes effect in case of one decay channel. The five-level system represents two two-level resonantly driven systems with the upper levels decaying to a common level. For this case, the interference between the two decay channels is partially or completely destructive or constructive depending on the initial conditions and on the mutual orientation of the transition dipole moments. It is shown that population transfer takes place by the same quantum vacuum via spontaneous emission. The populations are shown to have damping oscillatory nature.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 April 2011
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7998, International Conference on Laser Physics 2010, 79980Z (4 April 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.890509
Show Author Affiliations
Emil Gazazyan, Institute for Physical Research (Armenia)
Vigen Chaltykyan, Institute for Physical Research (Armenia)
Alfred Gazazyan, Institute for Physical Research (Armenia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7998:
International Conference on Laser Physics 2010
Aram V. Papoyan, Editor(s)

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