Atomic coherence via modified spontaneous relaxation of driven three-level atoms. Academic Article uri icon


  • A strong coherent field drastically modifies the spontaneous decay of three-level atoms when one dynamic Stark sublevel crosses a neighboring atomic state. This leads to an anomalous atomic response yielding maximal coherence, vanishing absorption, and ultralarge index of refraction. 1995 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev Lett

author list (cited authors)

  • Kocharovskaya, O., Mandel, P., & Scully, M. O.

citation count

  • 54

complete list of authors

  • Kocharovskaya, O||Mandel, P||Scully, MO

publication date

  • March 1995