We have observed up to 100% transmission of a probe field at line center due to electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) in an optically dense rare-earth crystal of Pr3+ doped Y2SiO5 at 5.5 K. We also have examined both laser field intensity and temperature dependence of the EIT. Efficient EIT in this crystal opens potential applications such as efficient high-resolution image processing and signal processing, and optical data storage as well as lasers without population inversion in solids.
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- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering