Three-photon electromagnetically induced absorption and transparency in an inhomogeneously broadened atomic vapour Conference Paper uri icon


  • We study both theoretically and experimentally three-photon electromagnetically induced transparency and electromagnetically induced absorption resonances in inhomogeneously broadened 85Rb atomic vapour driven by probe and drive laser radiations. We observe narrow Doppler-free absorption as well as transmission resonances for the probe field when the driving laser field is redshifted from the D1 or D2 lines of 85Rb; the frequency difference between the drive and probe fields is equal to the hyperfine splitting of the ground state of the atoms, and the probe field is tuned to the centre of the Doppler broadened atomic transition. We theoretically study the spectroscopic effect in both homogeneously and inhomogeneously broadened media. Our numerical simulations are in good agreement with the experimental results.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Ye, C. Y., Zibrov, A. S., Rostovtsev, Y. V., Matsko, A. B., & Scully, M. O.

citation count

  • 13

complete list of authors

  • Ye, CY||Zibrov, AS||Rostovtsev, YV||Matsko, AB||Scully, MO

publication date

  • November 2002