Accession Number : ADP007087

Title :   Electromagnetically Induced Transparency,

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

Personal Author(s) : Imamoglu, A. ; Boiler, K. -J. ; Harris, S. E.

Report Date : 22 MAY 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : We report the first observation of electromagnetically induced transparency in optically thick medium. The transparency results from a destructive interference of two dressed states which are created by applying a temporally smooth coupling laser between a bound state of an atom and the upper state of the transition which is to be made transparent. The transmittance of an autoionizing transition in strontium is changed from exp(-20) to exp (-1). This paper reports the results of an experimental showing how an opaque transition may be rendered transparent to radiation at its resonance frequency.

Descriptors :   *COHERENT OPTICAL RADIATION, *TRANSPARENCE, TUNABLE LASERS, RESONANT FREQUENCY, ELECTROMAGNETISM, STARK EFFECT, SHORT WAVELENGTHS, COHERENT RADIATION, STRONTIUM, SYMPOSIA.

Subject Categories : Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE