Phase-dependent velocity selective coherent population trapping in a folded three-level ([and ]) system under standing wave excitation

M. S. Shahriar*, P. R. Hemmer, M. G. Prentiss, A. Chu, D. P. Katz, N. P. Bigelow

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Abstract

Theoretically identified are the conditions under which velocity selective coherent population trapping (VSCPT) takes place when a three-level [and ] system is excited by a pair of Raman resonant standing waves. The efficiency of the VSCPT depends on the relative phase, Φ, between the standing waves, and vanishes when Φ = 0. Also reviewed are previous experimental observations by Aspect et al. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 61 (1988) 826] which qualitatively validate the predictions. Finally, the implication of this result to the feasibility of a dense trap of sub-recoil temperature [and ] atoms is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)453-460
Number of pages8
JournalOptics Communications
Volume103
Issue number5-6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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