Resonant enhancement of high-order optical nonlinearities based on atomic coherence Academic Article uri icon


  • We show that the effect of coherent population trapping may result in resonant enhancement of [Formula Presented] or higher-order nonlinearities. The enhancement is accompanied by suppression of the other linear and nonlinear susceptibility terms. This effect has promise for a realistic scheme of photon phase gates necessary for practical implementation of quantum processing protocols. 2002 The American Physical Society.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Zubairy, M. S., Matsko, A. B., & Scully, M. O.

citation count

  • 58

complete list of authors

  • Zubairy, MS||Matsko, AB||Scully, MO

publication date

  • March 2002