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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2005
  • pp: 905–907

Dynamical hysteresis in a three-level atomic system

Amitabh Joshi, Wenge Yang, and Min Xiao  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 8, pp. 905-907 (2005)

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We have experimentally investigated dynamical hysteresis behavior by changing the sweeping frequency of the cavity input field in the optical bistability of rubidium atoms (in a three-level Lambda-type configuration) inside an optical cavity. The shape, width (or area), and direction of the hysteresis cycle are sensitive functions of the sweeping frequency for such an optical bistable system.

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OCIS Codes
(190.1450) Nonlinear optics : Bistability
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects

Amitabh Joshi, Wenge Yang, and Min Xiao, "Dynamical hysteresis in a three-level atomic system," Opt. Lett. 30, 905-907 (2005)

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