Electromagnetically induced transparency inside the laser cavity: Switch between first-order and second-order phase transitions

Qingqing Sun*, M. Selim Shahriar, M. Suhail Zubairy

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Abstract

We investigate the effect of electromagnetically induced transparency inside a laser cavity. By changing the intensity of an external drive field, we can control the absorption to the laser field. A semiclassical analysis shows that the system undergoes a switch between first-order and second-order phase transitions. Around the tricritical point there could be a second-order phase transition followed by a first-order phase transition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number013805
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Volume78
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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