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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2008
  • pp: 110–112

Influence of detuning on the spontaneous emission of a driven four-level atom embedded in photonic crystals

Xiudong Sun and Xiangqian Jiang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 2, pp. 110-112 (2008)

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We study the spontaneous emission of a four-level atom with two transitions coupled to a reservoir that has a photonic bandgap near the band edge. Moreover, the transition from the upper level to an auxiliary level is driven by a laser. Considering the different detuning of the external driving field, we discuss some effects, such as a laser-induced dark line, a laser-induced line splitting, and a laser-induced pushing of a dressed state out of the bandgap, which originate from the quantum interference effect and control of the external driving field.

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

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: September 26, 2007
Revised Manuscript: December 3, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: December 6, 2007
Published: January 8, 2008

Xiudong Sun and Xiangqian Jiang, "Influence of detuning on the spontaneous emission of a driven four-level atom embedded in photonic crystals," Opt. Lett. 33, 110-112 (2008)

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