Electromagnetically Induced Transparency in Multi-Zeeman-Sublevel Atoms

  • Hong Yuan Ling
  • Yong Qing Li
  • Min Xiao
Conference paper


Electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) and lasing without inversion (LWI) were originally predicted from theoretical studies of three or four-level atomic systems interacting with scalar fields[1–4]. However, the experimental demonstrations of these phenomena were often carried out in atoms such as rubidium[5,6] and sodium[7,8], where each energy level consists of several Zeeman sublevels, interacting with polarized fields. One may question whether the main features predicted from simple models can survive in real atomic systems. The purpose of this paper is to give a clear answer to such a question by building the Zeeman sublevels into the theoretical description.


Atomic System Rabi Frequency Atomic Transition Electromagnetically Induce Transparency Coupling Field 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hong Yuan Ling
    • 1
  • Yong Qing Li
    • 2
  • Min Xiao
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and PhysicsRowan College of New JerseyGlassboroUSA
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUniversity of Arkansas FayettevilleUSA

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