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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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.19.002018


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Abstract

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.

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

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S. E. Harris, "Refractive-index control with strong fields," Opt. Lett. 19, 2018-2020 (1994)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-19-23-2018


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