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Probe frequency- and field intensity-sensitive coherent control effects in an EIT-based periodic layered medium
Teh-Chau Liau1, Jin-Jei Wu2, Jianqi Shen3;4, Tzong-Jer Yang2
1 College of Engineering, [Chung Hua University], Hsinchu 30012, China
2 Department of Electrical Engineering, [Chung Hua University], Hsinchu 30012, China
3 Centre for Optical and Electromagnetic Research, State Key Laboratory of Modern Optical Instrumentations, [Zhejiang University], Hangzhou 310058, China
4 Joint Research Laboratory of Optics of [Zhejiang Normal University and Zhejiang University], Hangzhou 310058, China

Chin. Opt. Lett., 2012, 10(01): pp.010201

DOI:10.3788/COL201210.010201
Topic:Atomic and molecular physics
Keywords(OCIS Code): 020.1670  270.0270  260.2030  260.2110  

Abstract
A periodic layered medium, with unit cells consisting of a dielectric and an electromagnetically-induced transparency (EIT)-based atomic vapor, is designed for light propagation manipulation. Considering that a destructive quantum interference relevant to a two-photon resonance emerges in EIT-based atoms interacting with both control and probe fields, an EIT-based periodic layered medium exhibits a flexible frequency-sensitive optical response, where a very small variation in the probe frequency can lead to a drastic variation in reflectance and transmittance. The present EIT-based periodic layered structure can result in controllable optical processes that depend sensitively on the external control field. The tunable and sensitive optical response induced by the quantum interference of a multi-level atomic system can be applied in the fabrication of new photonic and quantum optical devices. This material will also open a good perspective for the application of such designs in several new fields, including photonic microcircuits or integrated optical circuits.

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Received:2011/2/14
Accepted:2011/6/10
Posted online:2011/8/24

Get Citation: Teh-Chau Liau, Jin-Jei Wu, Jianqi Shen, Tzong-Jer Yang, "Probe frequency- and field intensity-sensitive coherent control effects in an EIT-based periodic layered medium," Chin. Opt. Lett. 10(01), 010201(2012)

Note: This work was supported by the Taiwan Science Council (Nos. NSC 99-2811-M-216-001 and NSC 99-2112-M-216-002), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 60990320 and 60990322), the Natural Science Foundation of Zhejiang Province in China (No.Y6100280), and the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities of China.



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