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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Vol. 19, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2002
  • pp: 1917–1921

Quantization axes in coherent two-field spectroscopy

Yun-Wen Chen, Chung-Wei Lin, Ying-Cheng Chen, and Ite A. Yu  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 19, Issue 8, pp. 1917-1921 (2002)

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Coherent two-field spectroscopy calculations with different choices of the quantization (<i>z</i>) axis are compared. In a system driven by a strong coupling field and a weak probe field, alignment of the <i>z</i> axis along either the polarization direction of a linearly polarized coupling field or the propagation direction of a circularly polarized coupling field is shown to simplify the calculations and facilitate interpretation of the results. The advantages of a suitable choice of the <i>z</i> axis are highlighted with an example of a degenerate three-level system of electromagnetically induced transparency.

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OCIS Codes
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects
(300.6360) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, laser

Yun-Wen Chen, Chung-Wei Lin, Ying-Cheng Chen, and Ite A. Yu, "Quantization axes in coherent two-field spectroscopy," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 1917-1921 (2002)

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