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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 21 — Oct. 8, 2012
  • pp: 23559–23569

Observation of the fluorescence spectrum for a driven cascade model system in atomic beam

Si-Cong Tian, Chun-Liang Wang, Cun-Zhu Tong, Li-Jun Wang, Hai-Hua Wang, Xiu-Bin Yang, Zhi-Hui Kang, and Jin-Yue Gao  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 21, pp. 23559-23569 (2012)

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We experimentally study the resonance fluorescence from an excited two-level atom when the atomic upper level is coupled by a nonresonant field to a higher-lying state in a rubidium atomic beam. The heights, widths and positions of the fluorescence peaks can be controlled by modifying the detuning of the auxiliary field. We explain the observed spectrum with the transition properties of the dressed states generated by the coupling of the two laser fields. We also attribute the line narrowing to the effects of Spontaneously Generated Coherence between the close-lying levels in the dressed state picture generated by the auxiliary field. And the corresponding spectrum can be viewed as the evidence of Spontaneously Generated Coherence. The experimental results agree well with calculations based on the density-matrix equations.

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OCIS Codes
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects
(300.2530) Spectroscopy : Fluorescence, laser-induced

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: July 20, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 9, 2012
Published: September 28, 2012

Si-Cong Tian, Chun-Liang Wang, Cun-Zhu Tong, Li-Jun Wang, Hai-Hua Wang, Xiu-Bin Yang, Zhi-Hui Kang, and Jin-Yue Gao, "Observation of the fluorescence spectrum for a driven cascade model system in atomic beam," Opt. Express 20, 23559-23569 (2012)

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