Laser-induced breakdown of the magnetic-field-reversal symmetry in the propagation of unpolarized light Academic Article uri icon


  • The process of how one can make use of a coherent field to create large magnetic-field-reversal asymmetry (MFRA) in the propagation of an unpolarized light beam was shown. It was shown how electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) can be used very successfully to produce large MFRA. In addition, the effect of Doppler broadening was analyzed and found the interesting region of parameters with large asymmetry.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics

author list (cited authors)

  • Agarwal, G. S., & Dasgupta, S.

complete list of authors

  • Agarwal, GS||Dasgupta, S

publication date

  • February 2003