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Title: Enhancing Kerr nonlinearity via spontaneously generated coherence

Abstract

A theoretical investigation is carried out into the effect of spontaneously generated coherence on the Kerr nonlinearity of general three-level systems of {lambda}, ladder, and V-shape types. It is found, with spontaneously generated coherence present, that the Kerr nonlinearity can be clearly enhanced. In the {lambda}- and ladder-type systems, the maximal Kerr nonlinearity increases and at the same time enters the electromagnetically induced transparency window as the spontaneously generated coherence intensifies. As for the V-type system, the absorption property is significantly modified and therefore enhanced Kerr nonlinearity without absorption occurs for certain probe detunings. We attribute the enhancement of Kerr nonlinearity mainly to the presence of an extra atomic coherence induced by the spontaneously generated coherence.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. State Key Laboratory of High Field Laser Physics, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, 201800 (China)
  2. CCAST (World Laboratory), P. O. Box 8730, Beijing 100080 (China)
  3. (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20787305
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. A; Journal Volume: 73; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.73.053811; (c) 2006 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; ABSORPTION; COHERENT RADIATION; KERR EFFECT; NONLINEAR PROBLEMS; OPACITY; OPTICS; VISIBLE RADIATION

Citation Formats

Niu Yueping, Gong Shangqing, and State Key Laboratory of High Field Laser Physics, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, 201800. Enhancing Kerr nonlinearity via spontaneously generated coherence. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.73.0.
Niu Yueping, Gong Shangqing, & State Key Laboratory of High Field Laser Physics, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, 201800. Enhancing Kerr nonlinearity via spontaneously generated coherence. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.73.0.
Niu Yueping, Gong Shangqing, and State Key Laboratory of High Field Laser Physics, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, 201800. Mon . "Enhancing Kerr nonlinearity via spontaneously generated coherence". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.73.0.
@article{osti_20787305,
title = {Enhancing Kerr nonlinearity via spontaneously generated coherence},
author = {Niu Yueping and Gong Shangqing and State Key Laboratory of High Field Laser Physics, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, 201800},
abstractNote = {A theoretical investigation is carried out into the effect of spontaneously generated coherence on the Kerr nonlinearity of general three-level systems of {lambda}, ladder, and V-shape types. It is found, with spontaneously generated coherence present, that the Kerr nonlinearity can be clearly enhanced. In the {lambda}- and ladder-type systems, the maximal Kerr nonlinearity increases and at the same time enters the electromagnetically induced transparency window as the spontaneously generated coherence intensifies. As for the V-type system, the absorption property is significantly modified and therefore enhanced Kerr nonlinearity without absorption occurs for certain probe detunings. We attribute the enhancement of Kerr nonlinearity mainly to the presence of an extra atomic coherence induced by the spontaneously generated coherence.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVA.73.0},
journal = {Physical Review. A},
number = 5,
volume = 73,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon May 15 00:00:00 EDT 2006},
month = {Mon May 15 00:00:00 EDT 2006}
}