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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 1994
  • pp: 2018–2020

Refractive-index control with strong fields

S. E. Harris  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 19, Issue 23, pp. 2018-2020 (1994)

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An electromagnetically induced transparency-like effect is described that allows a strong laser to control and reduce to unity the refractive index of a weak probe. A lossless multistate system with all states far from resonance is considered.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: June 9, 1994
Published: December 1, 1994

S. E. Harris, "Refractive-index control with strong fields," Opt. Lett. 19, 2018-2020 (1994)

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