Quantum interference in interacting three-level Rydberg gases: coherent population trapping and electromagnetically induced transparency

S Sevinçli, C Ates, T Pohl, H Schempp, C S Hofmann, G Günter, T Amthor, M Weidemüller, J D Pritchard, D Maxwell, A Gauguet, K J Weatherill, M P A Jones, C S Adams

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Abstract

In this paper, we consider the effects of strong dipole-dipole interactions on three-level interference phenomena such as coherent population trapping and electromagnetically induced transparency. Experiments are performed on laser cooled rubidium atoms and the results compared to a many-body theory based on either a reduced many-body density matrix expansion or Monte Carlo simulations of many-body rate equations. We show that these approaches permit quantitative predictions of the experimentally observed excitation and transmission spectra. Based on the calculations, we moreover predict a universal scaling of the nonlinear response of cold Rydberg gases.

LanguageEnglish
Article number184018
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Volume44
Issue number18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Sep 2011

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Keywords

  • Rydberg atoms
  • electromagnetically induced transparency
  • quantum interference
  • three-level atoms
  • laser beams
  • laser fields
  • ground state
  • excitations
  • Rydberg state
  • dark state
  • atoms

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Sevinçli, S ; Ates, C ; Pohl, T ; Schempp, H ; Hofmann, C S ; Günter, G ; Amthor, T ; Weidemüller, M ; Pritchard, J D ; Maxwell, D ; Gauguet, A ; Weatherill, K J ; Jones, M P A ; Adams, C S. / Quantum interference in interacting three-level Rydberg gases : coherent population trapping and electromagnetically induced transparency. In: Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics. 2011 ; Vol. 44, No. 18.
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Quantum interference in interacting three-level Rydberg gases : coherent population trapping and electromagnetically induced transparency. / Sevinçli, S; Ates, C; Pohl, T; Schempp, H; Hofmann, C S; Günter, G; Amthor, T; Weidemüller, M; Pritchard, J D; Maxwell, D; Gauguet, A; Weatherill, K J; Jones, M P A; Adams, C S.

In: Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, Vol. 44, No. 18, 184018, 14.09.2011.

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