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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Vol. 18, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2001
  • pp: 1057–1062

Electromagnetically induced transparency in cold rubidium atoms

Min Yan, Edward G. Rickey, and Yifu Zhu  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 18, Issue 8, pp. 1057-1062 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.18.001057


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Abstract

We report experimental studies of electromagnetically induced transparency in Λ-type and ladder-type atomic systems realized in  87Rb atoms cooled and confined in a magneto-optical trap. Complete transparency is observed in the Λ-type system with a moderate coupling field. Comparison between the two systems reveals that at the line center of a weak probe transition, destructive interference occurs for the Λ-type system, whereas constructive interference occurs for the ladder-type system. We discuss conditions of complete transparency in the Λ-type system that contains hyperfine magnetic sublevels. Our experimental measurements for the two systems agree with theoretical calculations based on simple three-level Λ-type and ladder-type models.

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OCIS Codes
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects

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Min Yan, Edward G. Rickey, and Yifu Zhu, "Electromagnetically induced transparency in cold rubidium atoms," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 18, 1057-1062 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-18-8-1057

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