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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 12 — Jun. 11, 2007
  • pp: 7499–7505

Observation of CARS signal via maximal atomic coherence prepared by F-STIRAP in a three-level atomic system

Xiao-Li Song, Lei Wang, Rui-Zhu Lin, Zhi-Hui Kang, Xin Li, Yun Jiang, and Jin-Yue Gao  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 12, pp. 7499-7505 (2007)

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We control the atomic coherence and the population transfer among Rb hyperfine atomic levels by the fractional stimulated Raman adiabatic passage (F-STIRAP) in a Λ-type configuration, and verify the theoretical predictions. Applying this technique, we are able to prepare the atoms with maximal coherence to enhance coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) signal. In our experiment by scanning the frequency of one laser from 794.9839 nm to 794.9844 nm with the 794.9698 nm laser frequency fixed to generate a maximum of the CARS signal we are able to obtain the energy level diagram of the sample.

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OCIS Codes
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: March 30, 2007
Revised Manuscript: May 13, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: May 14, 2007
Published: June 4, 2007

Xiao-Li Song, Lei Wang, Rui-Zhu Lin, Zhi-Hui Kang, Xin Li, Yun Jiang, and Jin-Yue Gao, "Observation of CARS signal via maximal atomic coherence prepared by F-STIRAP in a three-level atomic system," Opt. Express 15, 7499-7505 (2007)

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