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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2004
  • pp: 806–810

Steady-state population inversion by multiphoton electromagnetically induced transparency

Yifu Zhu, Joseph Saldana, Lingling Wen, and Ying Wu  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 21, Issue 4, pp. 806-810 (2004)

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We show that electromagnetically induced transparency suppresses nonlinear absorption of all orders in a multilevel atomic system and leads to selective, multiphoton excitation of resonantly coupled atomic states. Under appropriate conditions, higher-order nonlinear absorption becomes dominant and selective steady-state population inversion is created among the resonantly coupled states.

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(020.4180) Atomic and molecular physics : Multiphoton processes
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects

Yifu Zhu, Joseph Saldana, Lingling Wen, and Ying Wu, "Steady-state population inversion by multiphoton electromagnetically induced transparency," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 21, 806-810 (2004)

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