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.

author list (cited authors)

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

complete list of authors

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

publication date

  • January 1, 1995 11:11 AM