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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2005
  • pp: 3371–3373

Giant Kerr nonlinearity induced by interacting dark resonances

Yueping Niu, Shangqing Gong, Ruxin Li, Zhizhan Xu, and Xiaoyan Liang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 24, pp. 3371-3373 (2005)

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A scheme for giant enhancement of the Kerr nonlinearity in a four-level system with double dark resonances is proposed. Compared with that generated in a single-dark-resonance system, the Kerr nonlinearity can be enhanced by several orders of magnitude with vanishing linear absorption. We attribute this dramatic enhancement to the interaction of dark resonances.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Yueping Niu, Shangqing Gong, Ruxin Li, Zhizhan Xu, and Xiaoyan Liang, "Giant Kerr nonlinearity induced by interacting dark resonances," Opt. Lett. 30, 3371-3373 (2005)

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