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  • 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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.19.001917


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Abstract

Coherent two-field spectroscopy calculations with different choices of the quantization (z) axis are compared. In a system driven by a strong coupling field and a weak probe field, alignment of the z 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 z 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

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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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-19-8-1917


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