Electromagnetically induced transparency in a RF discharge

Year: 1998

Authors: Pavone F.S., Artoni M., Bianchini G., Cancio P., Cataliotti F.S., Inguscio M.

Autors Affiliation: European Laboratory for Nonlinear Spectroscopy (LENS) Istituto Nazionale di Fisica della Materia (INFM) L.go E. Fermi 2, 50125, Firenze, Italia; C.S.I.C., Instituto de Estructura de la Materia, Serrano 123, 28006 Madrid, Spain;
Dept. of Physics University of Firenze, Firenze, Italia

Abstract: We report on electromagnetically induced transparency in a radio-frequency discharge of metastable helium atoms. We show that a large effect can be observed in spite of the discharge regime needed to produce the metastable helium and in spite of its Zeeman degeneracy. We discuss the mechanism and the conditions for the observation of such a phenomenon in a helium discharge.


Volume: 1 (1)      Pages from: 85  to: 91

KeyWords: Photon interactions with atom; atomic coherence;

Citations: 2
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