Electromagnetically induced coherent backscattering. Academic Article uri icon


  • We demonstrate a strong coherent backward wave oscillation using forward propagating fields only. This is achieved by applying laser fields to an ultradispersive medium with proper chosen detunings to excite a molecular vibrational coherence that corresponds to a backward propagating wave. The physics then has much in common with the propagation of ultraslow light. Applications to coherent scattering and remote sensing are discussed.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev Lett

author list (cited authors)

  • Rostovtsev, Y. V., Sariyanni, Z., & Scully, M. O.

citation count

  • 50

complete list of authors

  • Rostovtsev, Yuri V||Sariyanni, Zoe-Elizabeth||Scully, Marlan O

publication date

  • September 2006