Abstract

We explore optical manipulation of sculpted light based on phase-dependent electromagnetically induced transparency through both homogeneously and inhomogeneously broadened five-level atomic systems. A transverse magnetic field and a suitable spatially inhomogeneous control field can be used to create a spatial probe transparency modulation at a desired location. Such transparency modulation is the principle behind the shaping of the light. Further, the beam propagation equation shows that the control-field-induced selective phase information can be imprinted on the probe beam. Hence, this controlled light shaping paves a new way for high-contrast imaging, laser micromachining, and creation of optical lattices and optical tweezers. Our work may also have applications in optical communication and information processing.

© 2019 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Laser pulse propagation in a medium optically dressed by a phase-modulated field

Andrzej Raczyński, Jarosław Zaremba, and Sylwia Zielińska-Raczyńska
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 33(7) 1529-1537 (2016)

Manipulating multi-frequency light in a five-level cascade-type atomic medium associated with giant self-Kerr nonlinearity

Anh Nguyen Tuan, Doai Le Van, and Bang Nguyen Huy
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 35(6) 1233-1239 (2018)

Azimuthal modulation of electromagnetically induced transparency using structured light

Hamid Reza Hamedi, Viaceslav Kudriašov, Julius Ruseckas, and Gediminas Juzeliūnas
Opt. Express 26(22) 28249-28262 (2018)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (5)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (13)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription