A novel type of electromagnetically induced gratings based on the Raman nonlinearity in the field of standing pump waves are proposed. Unlike electromagnetically induced absorption gratings, these gratings are based on the spatial modulation of Raman susceptibility. We present a theoretical study of the optical response of such a spatial periodically modulated three-level atomic medium. It is shown that transmission and reflection of a probe Raman wave can be simultaneously amplified in the grating. Transmission and reflection spectra can be controlled by varying the pump field intensity. The basic mechanism responsible for all-optical control of transmission and reflection in the samples of Raman driven atoms are discussed.
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Original Manuscript: April 3, 2014
Revised Manuscript: April 24, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: April 24, 2014
Published: May 26, 2014
V. G. Arkhipkin and S. A. Myslivets, "Raman-induced gratings in atomic media," Opt. Lett. 39, 3223-3226 (2014)