Abstract

A Λ-type atom coupled by a driving light field and an rf field is restudied. It shows that, owing to Autler–Townes splitting caused by the driving light field and the magnetic dipole transition caused by the rf field, the medium shows distinct characteristics and exhibits the simultaneous slow and fast light at two frequencies. This effect can be attained by simply increasing the magnetic field and making its Rabi frequency much stronger than the probe light. Also, slow and fast light can be converted flexibly between two frequencies by phase control of the rf field.

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L. V. Hau, S. E. Harris, Z. Dutton, and C. H. Behroozi, Nature 397, 594 (1999).
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K. Bergman, H. Theuer, and B. W. Shore, Rev. Mod. Phys. 70, 1003 (1998).
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H. Sun, H. Guo, Y. F. Bai, D. A. Han, S. L. Fan, and X. Z. Chen, Phys. Lett. A 335, 68 (2005).
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L. J. Wang, A. Kuzmich, and A. Dogariu, Nature 406, 277 (2000).
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K. V. Murali, Z. Dutton, W. D. Oliver, D. S. Crankshaw, and T. P. Orlando, Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 087003 (2004).
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Evers, J.

M. Mahmoudi and J. Evers, Phys. Rev. A 74, 063827 (2006).
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H. Sun, H. Guo, Y. F. Bai, D. A. Han, S. L. Fan, and X. Z. Chen, Phys. Lett. A 335, 68 (2005).
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A. Eilam, A. D. Wilson-Gordon, and H. Friedmann, Opt. Lett. 34, 1834 (2009).
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C. Goren, A. D. Wilson-Gordon, M. Rosenbluh, and H. Friedmann, Phys. Rev. A 69, 053818 (2004).
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Gemma, N.

K. Yamamoto, K. Ichimura, and N. Gemma, Phys. Rev. A 58, 2460 (1998).
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C. Goren, A. D. Wilson-Gordon, M. Rosenbluh, and H. Friedmann, Phys. Rev. A 69, 053818 (2004).
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H. Sun, H. Guo, Y. F. Bai, D. A. Han, S. L. Fan, and X. Z. Chen, Phys. Lett. A 335, 68 (2005).
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Han, D. A.

H. Sun, H. Guo, Y. F. Bai, D. A. Han, S. L. Fan, and X. Z. Chen, Phys. Lett. A 335, 68 (2005).
[Crossref]

Harris, S. E.

L. V. Hau, S. E. Harris, Z. Dutton, and C. H. Behroozi, Nature 397, 594 (1999).
[Crossref]

S. E. Harris, Phys. Today 50(7), 36 (1997).
[Crossref]

Hau, L. V.

L. V. Hau, S. E. Harris, Z. Dutton, and C. H. Behroozi, Nature 397, 594 (1999).
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H. Li, V. A. Sautenkov, Y. V. Rostovtsev, G. R. Welch, P. R. Hemmer, and M. O. Scully, Phys. Rev. A 80, 023820 (2009).
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K. Yamamoto, K. Ichimura, and N. Gemma, Phys. Rev. A 58, 2460 (1998).
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M. Fleischhauer, A. Imamoglu, and J. P. Marangos, Rev. Mod. Phys. 77, 633 (2005).
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H. Li, V. A. Sautenkov, Y. V. Rostovtsev, G. R. Welch, P. R. Hemmer, and M. O. Scully, Phys. Rev. A 80, 023820 (2009).
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M. Mahmoudi and J. Evers, Phys. Rev. A 74, 063827 (2006).
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M. Fleischhauer, A. Imamoglu, and J. P. Marangos, Rev. Mod. Phys. 77, 633 (2005).
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Menon, S.

G. S. Agarwal, T. N. Dey, and S. Menon, Phys. Rev. A 64, 053809 (2001).
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K. V. Murali, Z. Dutton, W. D. Oliver, D. S. Crankshaw, and T. P. Orlando, Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 087003 (2004).
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Rosenbluh, M.

C. Goren, A. D. Wilson-Gordon, M. Rosenbluh, and H. Friedmann, Phys. Rev. A 69, 053818 (2004).
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H. Li, V. A. Sautenkov, Y. V. Rostovtsev, G. R. Welch, P. R. Hemmer, and M. O. Scully, Phys. Rev. A 80, 023820 (2009).
[Crossref]

Rozhdestvensky, Yu. V.

D. V. Kosachiov, B. G. Matisov, and Yu. V. Rozhdestvensky, J. Phys. B 25, 2473 (1992).
[Crossref]

Sautenkov, V. A.

H. Li, V. A. Sautenkov, Y. V. Rostovtsev, G. R. Welch, P. R. Hemmer, and M. O. Scully, Phys. Rev. A 80, 023820 (2009).
[Crossref]

Scully, M. O.

H. Li, V. A. Sautenkov, Y. V. Rostovtsev, G. R. Welch, P. R. Hemmer, and M. O. Scully, Phys. Rev. A 80, 023820 (2009).
[Crossref]

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K. Bergman, H. Theuer, and B. W. Shore, Rev. Mod. Phys. 70, 1003 (1998).
[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

Talukder, Md. A. I.

Md. A. I. Talukder, Y. Amagishi, and M. Tomita, Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 3546 (2001).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Theuer, H.

K. Bergman, H. Theuer, and B. W. Shore, Rev. Mod. Phys. 70, 1003 (1998).
[Crossref]

Tomita, M.

Md. A. I. Talukder, Y. Amagishi, and M. Tomita, Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 3546 (2001).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Townes, C. H.

S. H. Autler and C. H. Townes, Phys. Rev. 100, 703 (1955).
[Crossref]

Wang, L. J.

L. J. Wang, A. Kuzmich, and A. Dogariu, Nature 406, 277 (2000).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Welch, G. R.

H. Li, V. A. Sautenkov, Y. V. Rostovtsev, G. R. Welch, P. R. Hemmer, and M. O. Scully, Phys. Rev. A 80, 023820 (2009).
[Crossref]

Wilson-Gordon, A. D.

A. Eilam, A. D. Wilson-Gordon, and H. Friedmann, Opt. Lett. 34, 1834 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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[Crossref]

Yamamoto, K.

K. Yamamoto, K. Ichimura, and N. Gemma, Phys. Rev. A 58, 2460 (1998).
[Crossref]

Zhang, J.

Zhu, Y.

Zoller, P.

L. M. Duan, M. D. Lukin, J. I. Cirac, and P. Zoller, Nature 414, 413 (2001).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. Phys. B (1)

D. V. Kosachiov, B. G. Matisov, and Yu. V. Rozhdestvensky, J. Phys. B 25, 2473 (1992).
[Crossref]

Nature (3)

L. V. Hau, S. E. Harris, Z. Dutton, and C. H. Behroozi, Nature 397, 594 (1999).
[Crossref]

L. J. Wang, A. Kuzmich, and A. Dogariu, Nature 406, 277 (2000).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

L. M. Duan, M. D. Lukin, J. I. Cirac, and P. Zoller, Nature 414, 413 (2001).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Opt. Lett. (2)

Phys. Lett. A (1)

H. Sun, H. Guo, Y. F. Bai, D. A. Han, S. L. Fan, and X. Z. Chen, Phys. Lett. A 335, 68 (2005).
[Crossref]

Phys. Rev. (1)

S. H. Autler and C. H. Townes, Phys. Rev. 100, 703 (1955).
[Crossref]

Phys. Rev. A (5)

C. Goren, A. D. Wilson-Gordon, M. Rosenbluh, and H. Friedmann, Phys. Rev. A 69, 053818 (2004).
[Crossref]

M. Mahmoudi and J. Evers, Phys. Rev. A 74, 063827 (2006).
[Crossref]

K. Yamamoto, K. Ichimura, and N. Gemma, Phys. Rev. A 58, 2460 (1998).
[Crossref]

H. Li, V. A. Sautenkov, Y. V. Rostovtsev, G. R. Welch, P. R. Hemmer, and M. O. Scully, Phys. Rev. A 80, 023820 (2009).
[Crossref]

G. S. Agarwal, T. N. Dey, and S. Menon, Phys. Rev. A 64, 053809 (2001).
[Crossref]

Phys. Rev. B (1)

A. Joshi, Phys. Rev. B 79, 115315 (2009).
[Crossref]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (3)

K. V. Murali, Z. Dutton, W. D. Oliver, D. S. Crankshaw, and T. P. Orlando, Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 087003 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Fleischhauer and M. D. Lukin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 5094 (2000).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Md. A. I. Talukder, Y. Amagishi, and M. Tomita, Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 3546 (2001).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Phys. Today (1)

S. E. Harris, Phys. Today 50(7), 36 (1997).
[Crossref]

Rev. Mod. Phys. (2)

M. Fleischhauer, A. Imamoglu, and J. P. Marangos, Rev. Mod. Phys. 77, 633 (2005).
[Crossref]

K. Bergman, H. Theuer, and B. W. Shore, Rev. Mod. Phys. 70, 1003 (1998).
[Crossref]

Other (1)

Slow Light: Science and Applications, 2nd. ed., J.B.Khurgin and R.S.Tucker, eds. (CRC Press, 2009).

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Schematic configuration of a four-level atom system with the Rabi frequencies of a coupling light Ω c , a probe light Ω p , a driving light Ω d , and an rf field Ω rf . (b) Possible experiment scheme in the D 2 line of a Cs atom.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Dual slow light without rf field. Rabi frequencies are chosen to be Ω c = 5 γ , Ω d = 20 γ , and Ω p = 0.1 γ , respectively. (b) Dressed state picture.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a), (b) Phase-selected single-band slow light. When ϕ = 0 , EIT at Δ = Ω c 2 is restrained and the probe light with only the frequencies around Δ = Ω c 2 can be slowed down, and vice versa when ϕ = π . (c), (d) Simultaneous slow and fast light selected by ϕ. When ϕ = 0 , the probe light with the frequency around Δ = Ω c 2 experiences fast light, while that with the frequency around Δ = Ω c 2 can be slowed down, and vice versa when ϕ = π .

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H = Δ ( | 3 3 | + | 4 4 | ) 2 ( Ω c | 2 1 | + Ω p | 2 3 | + Ω d | 4 3 | + Ω rf e i ϕ | 2 4 | + h.c. ) ,

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