Experimental demonstration of enhanced index of refraction via quantum coherence in Rb. Academic Article uri icon


  • We present a proof-of-principle experiment demonstrating a resonant enhancement of the index of refraction accompanied by vanishing absorption in a cell containing a coherently prepared Rb vapor. The results are in good agreement with detailed theoretical predictions. 1996 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev Lett

author list (cited authors)

  • Zibrov, A. S., Lukin, M. D., Hollberg, L., Nikonov, D. E., Scully, M. O., Robinson, H. G., & Velichansky, V. L.

citation count

  • 269

complete list of authors

  • Zibrov, AS||Lukin, MD||Hollberg, L||Nikonov, DE||Scully, MO||Robinson, HG||Velichansky, VL

publication date

  • May 1996