Nature of the quantum interference in electromagnetic-field-induced control of absorption Academic Article uri icon


  • Various three-level schemes for electromagnetic-field-induced control of absorption are analyzed to isolate the precise nature of the quantum interference. Such interference manifests through the dispersive contributions to the absorption line shapes. Depending on the excitation scheme, the dispersive terms can be either constructive or destructive. The collisional dephasing in some cases can change the nature of interference. 1997 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review A

author list (cited authors)

  • Agarwal, G. S.

citation count

  • 65

complete list of authors

  • Agarwal, GS

publication date

  • March 1997