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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2012
  • pp: 3858–3860

Three-photon electromagnetically induced transparency using Rydberg states

Christopher Carr, Monsit Tanasittikosol, Armen Sargsyan, David Sarkisyan, Charles S. Adams, and Kevin J. Weatherill  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 18, pp. 3858-3860 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.003858


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Abstract

We demonstrate electromagnetically induced transparency in a four-level cascade system where the upper level is a Rydberg state. The observed spectral features are sub-Doppler and can be enhanced due to the compensation of Doppler shifts with AC Stark shifts. A theoretical description of the system is developed that agrees well with the experimental results, and an expression for the optimum parameters is derived.

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OCIS Codes
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(020.5780) Atomic and molecular physics : Rydberg states
(300.6210) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, atomic

ToC Category:
Atomic and Molecular Physics

History
Original Manuscript: June 27, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 1, 2012
Published: September 13, 2012

Citation
Christopher Carr, Monsit Tanasittikosol, Armen Sargsyan, David Sarkisyan, Charles S. Adams, and Kevin J. Weatherill, "Three-photon electromagnetically induced transparency using Rydberg states," Opt. Lett. 37, 3858-3860 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-18-3858


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