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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

| OPTICAL PHYSICS

  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2012
  • pp: 3192–3200

Double-negative atomic vapor assisted by two-photon quantum coherence

Jian Qi Shen  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 29, Issue 11, pp. 3192-3200 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.29.003192


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Abstract

A scenario for realizing simultaneously negative permittivity and permeability of a two-photon quantum-coherent atomic vapor is suggested in order to achieve a left-handed atomic medium with a negative refractive index. One of the remarkable features of the present scheme is that it can lead to a controllable manipulation of the negative refractive index of the atomic vapor. Since the electric- and magnetic-dipole allowed transitions of atoms can be excited by visible and infrared lightwaves, the refractive index of the atomic vapor can exhibit its negative refractive index at optical and near-optical frequency bands. This may be a new scheme to fabricate a negatively refracting material based on the quantum optical approach. Such a three-dimensionally isotropic negative refractive index at visible and infrared wavelengths induced by the two-photon-resonant quantum coherence would find a potential application in fabrication of superlenses for perfect imaging and subwavelength focusing.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.4530) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical constants
(120.6710) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Susceptibility
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 6, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 6, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 3, 2012
Published: October 30, 2012

Citation
Jian Qi Shen, "Double-negative atomic vapor assisted by two-photon quantum coherence," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 3192-3200 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-29-11-3192

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