Piezophotonic and magnetophotonic switching in a coherently prepared medium

A. S. Manka, C. M. Bowden, J. P. Dowling, M. Fleischhauer, N. Wang, Herschel Albert Rabitz

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We study the effect of near dipole-dipole interactions on the electric susceptibility of a coherently prepared collection of three-level atoms in the A-configuration. In particular, we discuss two optical switching mechanisms and mention possible interesting applications. Finally, we use an optimal control technique to optimize the desired atomic response in, e.g., piezophotonic and magnetophotonic switching.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)184-188
Number of pages5
JournalLaser Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Instrumentation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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