Steady-state population inversion by multiphoton electromagnetically induced transparency Article

cited authors

  • Zhu, Y; Saldana, J; Wen, L; Wu, Y

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  • We show that electromagnetically induced transparency suppresses nonlinear absorption of all orders in a multilevel atomic system and leads to selective, multiphoton excitation of resonantly coupled atomic states. Under appropriate conditions, higher-order nonlinear absorption becomes dominant and selective steady-state population inversion is created among the resonantly coupled states. © 2004 Optical Society of America.

publication date

  • January 1, 2004

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 806

end page

  • 810


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