Polarization effects in electromagnetically induced transparency

D McGloin, M H Dunn, D J Fulton

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Abstract

We demonstrate the magnitude dependence of electromagnetically induced transparency, in a three-level cascade scheme in rubidium, on the probe and coupling field polarizations. We show that this dependence is due to the presence of the degenerate magnetic sublevels and the strengths of their relative dipole matrix elements. It is shown that this can lead to modified absorption profiles when electromagnetically induced transparency is used for spectroscopic purposes. We present theory that is in good agreement with our experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Article number053802
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review. A, Atomic, molecular, and optical physics
Volume62
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2000

Keywords

  • GROUP-VELOCITY
  • ATOMIC GAS
  • SPECTROSCOPY
  • COHERENCE
  • INVERSION
  • LIGHT

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