Observation of Quantum Destructive Interference in Inelastic Two-Wave Mixing
Kaijun Jiang, Lu Deng, Marvin G. Payne
Using room-temperature 87Rb atoms we demonstrate a quantum destructive interference between two one-photon excitation pathways in an inelastic two-wave mixing scheme that corresponds to the strong-storage and weak-regeneration regime. This destructive interference is fundamentally different from the usual electromagnetically-induced-transparency because it is critically dependent on the generation and propagation of an internally generated wave-mixing field. We show that the maximum atomic coherence in general does not lead to the maximum mixing-wave conversion efficiency.
, Deng, L.
and Payne, M.
Observation of Quantum Destructive Interference in Inelastic Two-Wave Mixing, Physical Review Letters, [online], https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.98.083604
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