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Quantum Optics by Girish S. Agarwal

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Coherent control of the optical properties

In Chapter 13 we saw how the optical properties of a two-level system can be modified by the application of an additional strong coherent field. For example, the absorption of light by a two-level system depends on the strength and frequency of the driving field. Figure 13.5 showed that in certain frequency regions we can amplify a probe beam. We assumed in Chapter 13 that the coherent light beam was acting on the same optical transition as the weak probe beam. However, the atomic/molecular systems have many energy levels and we can take advantage of this to produce a variety of ways of controlling the optical properties. This would offer much more flexibility as different optical transitions would ...

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