The cross-Kerr effect is studied for two weak beams, probe and trigger, propagating in an atomic medium in a tripod configuration, dressed by a strong standing wave coupling beam in a regime of electromagnetically induced transparency. The nonlinear phase shifts for both transmitted and reflected probe beams induced by the trigger's presence are found to depend on the probe detuning, the control beam's intensity, the relaxation rates and, in particular, on the redistribution of the population among the atomic levels. Such a quantitative analysis indicates that the transmitted and reflected probe beam components and their respective phase shifts can be easily controlled and optimized.

Cross-phase modulation and population redistribution in a periodic tripod medium

LA ROCCA, Giuseppe Carlo
2011

Abstract

The cross-Kerr effect is studied for two weak beams, probe and trigger, propagating in an atomic medium in a tripod configuration, dressed by a strong standing wave coupling beam in a regime of electromagnetically induced transparency. The nonlinear phase shifts for both transmitted and reflected probe beams induced by the trigger's presence are found to depend on the probe detuning, the control beam's intensity, the relaxation rates and, in particular, on the redistribution of the population among the atomic levels. Such a quantitative analysis indicates that the transmitted and reflected probe beam components and their respective phase shifts can be easily controlled and optimized.
cross-kerr effect; electromagnetically induced transparency; phase gate
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