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