Efficient electromagnetically induced transparency in a rare-earth doped crystal Academic Article uri icon


  • We have observed up to 100% transmission of a probe field at line center due to electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) in an optically dense rare-earth crystal of Pr3+ doped Y2SiO5 at 5.5 K. We also have examined both laser field intensity and temperature dependence of the EIT. Efficient EIT in this crystal opens potential applications such as efficient high-resolution image processing and signal processing, and optical data storage as well as lasers without population inversion in solids. 1997 Elsevier Science B.V.

published proceedings

  • Optics Communications

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Ham, B. S., Hemmer, P. R., & Shahriar, M. S.

citation count

  • 224

complete list of authors

  • Ham, BS||Hemmer, PR||Shahriar, MS

publication date

  • December 1997