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  • Vol. 16, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1999
  • pp: 801–804

Electromagnetically induced transparency over spectral hole-burning temperature in a rare-earth–doped solid

Byoung S. Ham, Selim M. Shahriar, and Philip R. Hemmer  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 16, Issue 5, pp. 801-804 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.16.000801


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Abstract

We have observed electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) in rare-earth Pr3+-doped Y2SiO5 over the spectral hole-burning temperature. The transmission of the probe laser beam is increased by a factor of exp(1.4) at 12 K when a coupling laser of 1.2 kW/cm2 is applied to the system. The observation of EIT over the spectral hole-burning temperature in a rare-earth–doped solid represents important progress toward high-density echo-based optical memories at higher temperatures.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4720) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities of condensed matter
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects

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Byoung S. Ham, Selim M. Shahriar, and Philip R. Hemmer, "Electromagnetically induced transparency over spectral hole-burning temperature in a rare-earth–doped solid," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 801-804 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-16-5-801


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