Electromagnetically induced transparency with superradiant and subradiant states Academic Article uri icon


  • 2017 American Physical Society. We construct electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) by dynamically coupling a superradiant state with a subradiant state. The superradiant and subradiant states with enhanced and inhibited decay rates act as the excited and metastable states in EIT, respectively. Their energy difference determined by the distance between the atoms can be measured by the EIT spectra, which renders this method useful in subwavelength metrology. The scheme can also be applied to many atoms in nuclear quantum optics, where the transparency point due to counter-rotating wave terms can be observed.

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altmetric score

  • 0.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Feng, W., Wang, D., Cai, H., Zhu, S., & Scully, M. O.

citation count

  • 6

complete list of authors

  • Feng, Wei||Wang, Da-Wei||Cai, Han||Zhu, Shi-Yao||Scully, Marlan O

publication date

  • March 2017