The effect of the spontaneously generated coherence on the dynamical behaviors of the dispersion and the absorptionM. Sahrai
Research Institute for Applied Physics and Astronomy, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran
Published online: 18 June 2008
This paper investigates the effects of the spontaneously generated coherence (SGC) and incoherent pumping field on the dynamical behaviors of the dispersion and the absorption. Using a three-level -type atomic medium, the influence of the relative phase between the applied fields on the transient dispersion and absorption is discussed. It is shown that the phase dependence of the dispersion and the absorption not only depend on the existence of SGC, but they depend on the existence of the incoherent pumping field as well. We show that the medium can be used as an optical switch in which the propagation of the laser pulse can be controlled by another laser field.
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