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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 5 — Feb. 28, 2011
  • pp: 4113–4120

Phase-controlled switching by interference between incoherent fields in a double-Λ system

Hoonsoo Kang, Bongjune Kim, Young Ho Park, Cha-Hwan Oh, and In Won Lee  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 5, pp. 4113-4120 (2011)

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We showed experimentally interference could be occurred between incoherent lights in a double-Λ lambda transition implemented with rubidium atomic vapor. Switching of probe transmission was controlled by the phases of two` independent probe lasers with low light intensity. More than 70% of the probe transmission could be switched by ultra-weak incoherent field. We suggested optically cryptic information could be delivered by the phase-controlled switching with incoherent fields in a double-Λ system.

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OCIS Codes
(020.4180) Atomic and molecular physics : Multiphoton processes
(060.1660) Fiber optics and optical communications : Coherent communications

ToC Category:
Atomic and Molecular Physics

Original Manuscript: December 8, 2010
Revised Manuscript: January 15, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: February 9, 2011
Published: February 16, 2011

Hoonsoo Kang, Bongjune Kim, Young Ho Park, Cha-Hwan Oh, and In Won Lee, "Phase-controlled switching by interference between incoherent fields in a double-Λ system," Opt. Express 19, 4113-4120 (2011)

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