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Inelastic wave mixing and multi-photon destructive interference based induced transparency in coherently prepared media

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Author(s)

Lu Deng, Marvin G. Payne, W R. Garrett

Abstract

We consider a multi-level medium initially prepared with a coherent superposition of two initial levels that are not directly dipole-coupled. We study the production of multi-wave mixing in the coherent medium, where the process begins on one and terminates on the other of the two prepared levels. We find that a new type of wave mixing field can be efficiently generated in such a system with characteristics of both conventional four- wave mixing and stimulated hyper-Raman emission. We also show that two multi-photon destructive interferences build up simultaneously, leading to simultaneous reduction of the attenuation of the pump and wave-mixing fields. As a consequence a pair of ultra slow, temporally and group-velocity matched pump and wave-mixing fields can be generated. This type of multi-photon induced transparency and its consequences are qualitatively different from the conventional EIT where the destructive interference occurs between two single photon channels.
Citation
Optics Communications
Volume
242
Issue
NA

Keywords

destructive interference, FWM, ultra-slow propagation

Citation

Deng, L. , Payne, M. and Garrett, W. (2004), Inelastic wave mixing and multi-photon destructive interference based induced transparency in coherently prepared media, Optics Communications, [online], https://doi.org/10.1016/j.optcom.2004.09.005 (Accessed June 25, 2021)
Created September 1, 2004, Updated November 10, 2018