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Controlling Magneto-Optical Rotation via Atomic Coherences

  • Anil K. Patnaik
  • G. S. Agarwal
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Abstract

An isotropic medium, having magnetic sublevels, when subjected to a magnetic field or an electromagnetic field can induce anisotropy in the medium; and as a result the plane of polarization of the probe field can rotate. Therefore the rotation due to the magnetic field alone, can be controlled efficiently with use of a coherent field. We show, using a control field, significant enhancement of the magneto-optical rotation and demonstrate the possibility of realizing magneto-optical switch.

Keywords

Control Field Large Enhancement Input Probe Magnetic Sublevel Coherent Field 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anil K. Patnaik
    • 1
  • G. S. Agarwal
    • 1
  1. 1.Physical Research Laboratory, NavrangpuraAhmedabadIndia

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