Dynamic control of a three-level atom response in a photonic crystal Academic Article uri icon


  • The response of a three-level atomic system driven by a resonant coherent field acting on a transition near the photonic band edge of a photonic band-gap material (PBG) is studied. The strong frequency dependence of the radiation mode density at the scale of the driving-field Rabi frequency near the photonic band edge is shown to lead to essential and controllable changes in the refractive index, as well as to EIT and LWI effects. Such an effective dynamic control of the atomic response enables applications in nonlinear optics, optical computing, and communications.

author list (cited authors)

  • Radeonychev, Y. V., Eroukhimova, M., Vilaseca, R., & Kocharovskaya, O

complete list of authors

  • Radeonychev, YV||Eroukhimova, M||Vilaseca, R||Kocharovskaya, O

publication date

  • January 2004