Polarization-sensitive population trapping in an optically pumped laser

Eugenio Roldán, Germán J. De Valcárcel, Ramon Vilaseca, Ramón Corbalán

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We prove that population trapping depends on the relative polarizations between the pump and generated fields in a double-ssV laser system. Orthogonal linear field polarizations can lead to total suppression of emission. An interpretation of this alternative mechanism of inversion without amplification is given in the context of a dressed-atom formalism. © 1994 The American Physical Society.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1487-1490
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1994


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