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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 6 — Mar. 25, 2013
  • pp: 7447–7455

Resonant two-photon absorption and electromagnetically induced transparency in open ladder-type atomic system

Han Seb Moon and Heung-Ryoul Noh  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 6, pp. 7447-7455 (2013)

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We have experimentally and theoretically studied resonant two-photon absorption (TPA) and electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) in the open ladder-type atomic system of the 5S1/2 (F = 1)-5P3/2 (F′ = 0, 1, 2)-5D5/2 (F″ = 1, 2, 3) transitions in 87Rb atoms. As the coupling laser intensity was increased, the resonant TPA was transformed to EIT for the 5S1/2 (F = 1)-5P3/2 (F′ = 2)-5D5/2 (F″ = 3) transition. The transformation of resonant TPA into EIT was numerically calculated for various coupling laser intensities, considering all the degenerate magnetic sublevels of the 5S1/2-5P3/2-5D5/2 transition. From the numerical results, the crossover from TPA to EIT could be understood by the decomposition of the spectrum into an EIT component owing to the pure two-photon coherence and a TPA component caused by the mixed term.

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OCIS Codes
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(020.3690) Atomic and molecular physics : Line shapes and shifts
(020.4180) Atomic and molecular physics : Multiphoton processes
(300.6210) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, atomic

ToC Category:
Atomic and Molecular Physics

Original Manuscript: February 28, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 28, 2013
Published: March 18, 2013

Han Seb Moon and Heung-Ryoul Noh, "Resonant two-photon absorption and electromagnetically induced transparency in open ladder-type atomic system," Opt. Express 21, 7447-7455 (2013)

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