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  • Editor: Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 20 — Sep. 29, 2008
  • pp: 15455–15462

Transmission and reflection of electromagnetically induced absorption grating in homogeneous atomic media

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

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 20, pp. 15455-15462 (2008)

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We theoretically study the transmission and reflection of the probe travelling wave in an electromagnetically induced absorption grating (EIG), which is created in a three-level Λ-type atomic system when the coupling field is a standing wave. Using the system, we show that a photonic stop band can exist on one side away from the resonance point in ultracold atomic gas, while there is an enhanced absorption at resonance and small reflection around it in the thermal atomic gas. Because our method can deal with such two cases, it is helpful to further understand the effects of the Doppler effect on atomic coherence and interference.

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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:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: July 7, 2008
Revised Manuscript: September 7, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 7, 2008
Published: September 16, 2008

Shang-qi Kuang, Ren-gang Wan, Peng Du, Yun Jiang, and Jin-yue Gao, "Transmission and reflection of electromagnetically induced absorption grating in homogeneous atomic media," Opt. Express 16, 15455-15462 (2008)

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