Electromagnetically induced magnetochiral anisotropy in a resonant medium

Sautenkov, V. A. ; Rostovtsev, Y. V. ; Chen, H. ; Hsu, P. ; Agarwal, Girish S. ; Scully, M. O. (2005) Electromagnetically induced magnetochiral anisotropy in a resonant medium Physical Review Letters, 94 (23). 233601_1-233601_4. ISSN 0031-9007

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Official URL: http://prl.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v94/i23/e233601

Related URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.94.233601


Chirality has been extensively studied for well over a century, and its potential applications range from optics to chemistry, medicine, and biology. Ingenious experiments have been designed to measure this naturally small effect. Here we discuss the possibility of producing a medium having a large chiral effect by using the ideas of coherent control. The coherent fields resonant with appropriate transitions in atomic or molecular systems can be used to manipulate the optical properties of a medium. We demonstrate experimentally very large magnetochiral anisotropy by using electromagnetic fields in atomic Rb vapors.

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