We study the effect of near dipole-dipole interactions on the electric susceptibility of a coherently prepared collection of three-level atoms in the A-configuration. In particular, we discuss two optical switching mechanisms and mention possible interesting applications. Finally, we use an optimal control technique to optimize the desired atomic response in, e.g., piezophotonic and magnetophotonic switching.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1996|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering