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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 3 — Jan. 31, 2011
  • pp: 1936–1944

Electromagnetically-induced phase grating: A coupled-wave theory analysis

Silvânia A. Carvalho and Luís E. E. de Araujo  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 3, pp. 1936-1944 (2011)

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We use a coupled-wave theory analysis to describe an atomic phase grating based on the giant Kerr nonlinearity of an atomic medium under electromagnetically induced transparency. An analytical expression is found for the diffraction efficiency of the grating. Efficiencies greater than 70% are predicted for incidence at the Bragg angle.

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OCIS Codes
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects

ToC Category:
Atomic and Molecular Physics

Original Manuscript: December 1, 2010
Revised Manuscript: January 12, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 12, 2011
Published: January 18, 2011

Silvania A. de Carvalho and Luis E. E. de Araujo, "Electromagnetically-induced phase grating: A coupled-wave theory analysis," Opt. Express 19, 1936-1944 (2011)

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