Electromagnetically induced transparency in acetylene molecules with counterpropagating beams in V and Λ schemes

Philip S Light, F Benabid, G J Pearce, Francois Couny, David M Bird

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Abstract

We report on the experimental observation of electromagnetically induced transparency in V and Λ energy level schemes using counterpropagating coupling and probe beam geometry. The observation was achieved using an acetylene photonic microcell. The conditions required for this observation are explored theoretically, and we show that the use of counterpropagating beams in electromagnetically induced transparency may have applications as a spectroscopic technique where velocity discrimination is desirable.
Original languageEnglish
Article number141103
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume94
Issue number14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Apr 2009

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Keywords

  • Stark effect
  • self-induced transparency
  • organic compounds
  • Molecular electronic states

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Electromagnetically induced transparency in acetylene molecules with counterpropagating beams in V and Λ schemes. / Light, Philip S; Benabid, F; Pearce, G J; Couny, Francois; Bird, David M.

In: Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 94, No. 14, 141103, 06.04.2009.

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