Enhanced self-action effects by electromagnetically induced transparency
in the two-level atom
Ryan S. Bennink, Robert W. Boyd, C. R. Stroud, Jr., and Vincent Wong
Phys. Rev. A 63, 033804 (2001).
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Electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) has been studied primarily
within the context of multilevel atomic systems. We show that EIT can
occur also in a two-level atomic system and can lead to strong self-action
and slow-light effects that are not hampered by material absorption, with
important potential implications for processes such as squeezed-light
generation and the propagation of optical solitons.
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