Slow light induced by the three-photon effect is studied theoretically. The effect results from the modification of the atomic-level structure by the ac-Stark effect. A group index of the order of 106 can be obtained.
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(020.0020) Atomic and molecular physics : Atomic and molecular physics
(020.6580) Atomic and molecular physics : Stark effect
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.7070) Nonlinear optics : Two-wave mixing
Y. Chen, Z. Shi, P. Zerom, and R. W. Boyd, "Slow Light with Gain Induced by Three Photon Effect in Strongly Driven Two-Level Atoms," in Slow and Fast Light, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper ME1.
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