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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 4 — Feb. 13, 2012
  • pp: 3509–3518

Control of spontaneous emission from a micro-wave driven atomic system

Chun Liang Wang, Zhi Hui Kang, Si Cong Tian, and Jin Hui Wu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 4, pp. 3509-3518 (2012)

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We demonstrate coherent control of spontaneous emission from an indirectly coupled transition in a microwave driven four-level atomic system. The transition of concern is not directly coupled by any laser fields, while the ground state is coupled to another ground state by a microwave field. We show that the coupling of the microwave field produces interesting features such as double narrow lines in the emission spectrum. The heights, widths and positions of the emission peaks can be controlled by modifying the Rabi frequency and detuning of the microwave field. We discuss the spectra in the dressed states basis.

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OCIS Codes
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects
(270.4180) Quantum optics : Multiphoton processes

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: November 28, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 24, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 6, 2012
Published: January 30, 2012

Chun Liang Wang, Zhi Hui Kang, Si Cong Tian, and Jin Hui Wu, "Control of spontaneous emission from a micro-wave driven atomic system," Opt. Express 20, 3509-3518 (2012)

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