Atomic interference phenomena in solids with a long-lived spin coherence Academic Article uri icon


  • We generalize the theory of electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) and slow group velocity for the case of the homogeneous and inhomogeneous line broadening in both one- and two-photon transitions which unavoidably takes place in solid materials with a long-lived spin coherence. We identify regimes of EIT where the linewidth can be essentially reduced due to inhomogeneous broadening and, moreover, can be proportional to the amplitude of the driving field rather than the intensity. We suggest also a class of solid materials, namely, rare-earth ion doped semiconductors or dielectrics with electricdipole allowed transitions, that is very promising for realization and applications of EIT. 5555 2002 The American Physical Society.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Kuznetsova, E., Kocharovskaya, O., Hemmer, P., & Scully, M. O.

citation count

  • 72

complete list of authors

  • Kuznetsova, E||Kocharovskaya, O||Hemmer, P||Scully, MO

publication date

  • December 2002