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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1162–1164

Electromagnetically induced self-imaging

Jing Cheng and Shensheng Han  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 9, pp. 1162-1164 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.001162


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Abstract

We study the self-imaging and image-transforming properties of a probe field in a cold atomic medium with electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT). Due to the similarities between the gradient-index medium and the inhomogeneous index distribution of an EIT medium under the conditions of a negative probe detuning and a Gaussian control field, we find based on analytical investigations that there exists a kind of electromagnetically induced self-imaging phenomenon in cold atomic media. Numerical simulations clearly show that electromagnetically induced self-imaging is observable and controllable.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 31, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 9, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 29, 2007
Published: April 3, 2007

Citation
Jing Cheng and Shensheng Han, "Electromagnetically induced self-imaging," Opt. Lett. 32, 1162-1164 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-9-1162

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