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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 22 — Oct. 26, 2009
  • pp: 19444–19450

Observation of Electromagnetically Induced Transparency and Slow Light in the Dark State - Bright State Basis

T. Lauprêtre, J. Ruggiero, R. Ghosh, F. Bretenaker, and F. Goldfarb  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 22, pp. 19444-19450 (2009)

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The quantum coherence phenomenon of electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) is observed in a three-level system composed of an excited state and two coherent superpositions of the two ground-state levels. This peculiar ground state basis is composed of the so-called bright and dark states of the same atomic system in a standard coherent population trapping configuration. The characteristics of EIT, namely, width of the transmission window and reduced group velocity of light, in this unusual basis, are theoretically and experimentally investigated and are shown to be essentially identical to those of standard EIT in the same system.

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

ToC Category:
Atomic and Molecular Physics

Original Manuscript: September 15, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 23, 2009
Published: October 12, 2009

T. Lauprêtre, J. Ruggiero, R. Ghosh, F. Bretenaker, and F. Goldfarb, "Observation of electromagnetically induced transparency and slow light in the dark state - bright state basis," Opt. Express 17, 19444-19450 (2009)

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