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  • Vol. 16, Iss. 16 — Aug. 4, 2008
  • pp: 12163–12170

Double resonance optical pumping effects in electromagnetically induced transparency

H. S. Moon, L. Lee, and J. B. Kim  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 16, pp. 12163-12170 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.012163


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Abstract

We present the double resonance optical pumping (DROP) effect of ladder-type electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) in the 5S1/2- 5P3/2-5D5/2 transition of 87Rb atoms. When many atoms of the ladder-type atomic system are simultaneously resonant with the two laser fields, the population of one ground state can be optically pumped into another ground state through intermediate states and excited states. In this paper, we reveal that most previous results for the ladder-type EIT include the DROP effect. When the probe laser is very weak and the coupling laser is strong, we can observe the double structure transmittance spectrum, a narrow spectrum due to the EIT and a broad spectrum due to the DROP, in the 5S1/2(F=2)- 5P3/2(F’=3)-5D5/2(F”=4) cycling transition.

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OCIS Codes
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(020.3690) Atomic and molecular physics : Line shapes and shifts
(020.4180) Atomic and molecular physics : Multiphoton processes
(300.6210) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, atomic

ToC Category:
Atomic and Molecular Physics

History
Original Manuscript: July 3, 2008
Revised Manuscript: July 23, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 23, 2008
Published: July 29, 2008

Citation
Han Seb Moon, Lim Lee, and Jung Bog Kim, "Double resonance optical pumping effects in electromagnetically induced transparency," Opt. Express 16, 12163-12170 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-16-12163


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