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  • Vol. 15, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1998
  • pp: 2593–2598

Collisional-dephasing and Doppler-broadening effects on quantum interference in a Vee atomic system

Peng Zhou and S. Swain  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 15, Issue 10, pp. 2593-2598 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.15.002593


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Abstract

We investigate the effects of collisional dephasing and Doppler broadening on the quantum beats, narrow resonances, and probe transparency induced by quantum interference in a Vee-type atom consisting of an excited doublet coupled to a single ground level by the vacuum. We show that the amplitudes of the quantum-beat oscillations are greatly reduced, and the narrow resonances are substantially suppressed and broadened, for even very small dephasing rates and Doppler broadening. Fluorescence quenching and the previously reported probe transparency can never occur in the presence of dephasing collisions and Doppler broadening.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(020.2070) Atomic and molecular physics : Effects of collisions
(020.3690) Atomic and molecular physics : Line shapes and shifts
(300.1030) Spectroscopy : Absorption

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Peng Zhou and S. Swain, "Collisional-dephasing and Doppler-broadening effects on quantum interference in a Vee atomic system," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 2593-2598 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-15-10-2593

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