Accession Number : ADA296969

Title :   Research Studies in Electromagnetically Induced Transparency.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Dec 91-14 Oct 94,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CA EDWARD L GINZTON LAB OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Harris, S. E.

PDF Url : ADA296969

Report Date : APR 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : To make an atom transparent at a given laser frequency, one applies a second laser whose frequency is equal to the difference of an otherwise empty state and the point in frequency space to which a probing laser is tuned. This type of transparency exhibits an essential nonreciprocity where, though absorption and refractive index may be negated, the nonlinear susceptibilities and coefficients for stimulated and spontaneous remain unchanged. We believe that there may be a new regime of nonlinear optics with special properties as resonances are approached.

Descriptors :   *TRANSPARENCE, *LASER BEAMS, REFRACTIVE INDEX, ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE PROPAGATION, NONLINEAR OPTICS, X RAYS.

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE