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Optics Express

  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 2 — Jul. 21, 1997
  • pp: 44–48

Microscopic Approach to Coherent Population Trapping State and its Relaxation in a Dense Medium

Girish Saran Agarwal  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 1, Issue 2, pp. 44-48 (1997)

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Using a master equation with cooperative interaction of radiative nature included, we demonstrate the generation and relaxation characteristics of the coherent population trapping state. We also show how the microscopic master equation in the mean field approximation leads to density matrix equations obtained from local field considerations.

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OCIS Codes
(020.0020) Atomic and molecular physics : Atomic and molecular physics
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: July 10, 1997
Revised Manuscript: July 9, 1997
Published: July 21, 1997

Girish Saran Agarwal, "Microscopic Approach to Coherent Population Trapping State and its Relaxation in a Dense Medium," Opt. Express 1, 44-48 (1997)

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  1. For a recent review on coherent population trapping see E. Arimondo in Progress in Optics, Vol. XXXV, ed. E. Wolf (North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1996) p. 257 and references therein.
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