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  • Vol. 6, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2008
  • pp: 373–376

Enhanced Kerr nonlinearity in a negative refractive atomic medium

Hongjun Zhang, Yueping Niu, Hui Sun, and Shangqing Gong  »View Author Affiliations


Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 6, Issue 5, pp. 373-376 (2008)


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Abstract

The Kerr nonlinearity of a left-handed material is analyzed in a four-level atomic system. It is shown that, due to the effect of quantum interference, a large enhanced Kerr nonlinearity accompanied by vanishing absorption can be realized via choosing appropriate parameters in this negative refraction atomic medium. It not only shows the large nonlinearity but also acts as the phase and amplitude compensating effects.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics

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Hongjun Zhang, Yueping Niu, Hui Sun, and Shangqing Gong, "Enhanced Kerr nonlinearity in a negative refractive atomic medium," Chin. Opt. Lett. 6, 373-376 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/col/abstract.cfm?URI=col-6-5-373


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