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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 24 — Dec. 2, 2013
  • pp: 29338–29349

Controlling multi-wave mixing signals via photonic band gap of electromagnetically induced absorption grating in atomic media

Yiqi Zhang, Zhenkun Wu, Xin Yao, Zhaoyang Zhang, Haixia Chen, Huaibin Zhang, and Yanpeng Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 24, pp. 29338-29349 (2013)

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We experimentally demonstrate dressed multi-wave mixing (MWM) and the reflection of the probe beam due to electromagnetically induced absorption (EIA) grating can coexist in a five-level atomic ensemble. The reflection is derived from the photonic band gap (PBG) of EIA grating, which is much broader than the PBG of EIT grating. Therefore, EIA-type PBG can reflect more energy from probe than EIT-type PBG does, which can effectively affect the MWM signal. The EIA-type as well as EIT-type PBG can be controlled by multiple parameters including the frequency detunings, propagation angles and powers of the involved light fields. Also, the EIA-type PBG by considering both the linear and third-order nonlinear refractive indices is also investigated. The theoretical analysis agrees well with the experimental results. This investigation has potential applications in all-optical communication and information processing.

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OCIS Codes
(020.0020) Atomic and molecular physics : Atomic and molecular physics
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.4223) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear wave mixing
(160.5293) Materials : Photonic bandgap materials

ToC Category:
Atomic and Molecular Physics

Original Manuscript: September 5, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 28, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 14, 2013
Published: November 20, 2013

Yiqi Zhang, Zhenkun Wu, Xin Yao, Zhaoyang Zhang, Haixia Chen, Huaibin Zhang, and Yanpeng Zhang, "Controlling multi-wave mixing signals via photonic band gap of electromagnetically induced absorption grating in atomic media," Opt. Express 21, 29338-29349 (2013)

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