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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2005
  • pp: 2004–2006

Electromagnetically induced diffraction in sodium vapor

Ken-ichi Harada, Satoshi Tanaka, Tatsuya Kanbashi, Masaharu Mitsunaga, and Koji Motomura  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 15, pp. 2004-2006 (2005)

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By using a sodium atomic vapor we have observed a honeycomb-type multiple-diffraction pattern that was due to a grating induced optically by three noncollinear bichromatic excitation beams. In particular, when the two incident frequencies satisfy the two-photon resonance condition and the atomic density is high, the diffraction is enhanced by electromagnetically induced transparency, and strong Stokes and anti-Stokes components are generated in well-defined directions.

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OCIS Codes
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects
(300.2570) Spectroscopy : Four-wave mixing
(300.6290) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, four-wave mixing
(300.6320) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, high-resolution
(300.6420) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, nonlinear

Ken-ichi Harada, Satoshi Tanaka, Tatsuya Kanbashi, Masaharu Mitsunaga, and Koji Motomura, "Electromagnetically induced diffraction in sodium vapor," Opt. Lett. 30, 2004-2006 (2005)

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