The optical properties of a five-level atomic system composed of a 'Lambda'-type four-level atomic and a tripod four-level atomic systems are investigated. It is found that the behaviors of electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) and group velocity can be controlled by choosing appropriate parameters with the interacting dark resonances. In particular, when all the fields are on resonance, the slow light at the symmetric transparency windows with a much broader EIT width is obtained by tuning the intensity of the coupling field in comparison with its sub-system, which provides potential applications in quantum storage and retrieval of light.
© 2006 Chinese Optics Letters
Lihui Jin, Shangqing Gong, Yueping Niu, and Shiqi Jin, "Electromagnetically induced transparency and controllable group velocity in a five-level atomic system," Chin. Opt. Lett. 4, 252-254 (2006)