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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 15 — Jul. 21, 2008
  • pp: 11604–11610

Slow light based on coherent hole-burning in a Doppler broadened three-level Λ-type atomic system

Shang-qi Kuang, Peng Du, Ren-gang Wan, Yun Jiang, and Jin-yue Gao  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 15, pp. 11604-11610 (2008)

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We show theoretically that the propagation of light can be slowed down considerably using the method of coherent hole-burning in a Doppler broadened three-level Λ-type atomic medium without the Doppler-free configurations. The reduction of group velocity of light pulse is achieved by the application of a saturating beam and a strong coupling beam which produce a narrow spectral hole-burning at resonance. We can obtain a larger group index than that using the method of saturation absorption spectroscopy in Doppler-broadened two-level atomic systems.

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OCIS Codes
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects
(270.5530) Quantum optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

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Slow Light

Original Manuscript: April 3, 2008
Revised Manuscript: June 18, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 10, 2008
Published: July 18, 2008

Shang-qi Kuang, Peng Du, Ren-gan Wang, Yun Jiang, and Jin-yue Gao, "Slow light based on coherent hole-burning in a Doppler broadened three-level Λ-type atomic system," Opt. Express 16, 11604-11610 (2008)

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