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Observation of Quantum Destructive Interference in Inelastic Two-Wave Mixing

Published

Author(s)

Kaijun Jiang, Lu Deng, Marvin G. Payne

Abstract

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.
Citation
Physical Review Letters
Volume
98
Issue
8

Keywords

quantum interference, wave-mixing

Citation

Jiang, K. , Deng, L. and Payne, M. (2007), Observation of Quantum Destructive Interference in Inelastic Two-Wave Mixing, Physical Review Letters, [online], https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.98.083604 (Accessed March 2, 2024)
Created February 23, 2007, Updated November 10, 2018