Non-perturbative time-dependent numerical simulation for electromagnetically induced transparency and slow light in three-level Λ-type atoms

M. C. Wu, W. C. Liu

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A time-dependent, semi-classical simulation model of light coupling with an array of three-level Λ-type atoms is developed to study dynamical phenomena of electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT). Light is described by electromagnetic wave equation and the quantum dynamics of atoms is described by time-dependent non-perturbative Schrödinger equation. Dynamical pictures and the mechanism of EIT are demonstrated and this model is used to explore the light-matter interaction of ultra-short pulse.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-145
Number of pages3
JournalComputer Physics Communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jan 1



  • Electromagnetically induced transparency
  • Finite-difference method
  • Laser-atom interaction
  • Time-dependent Schrödinger equation

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  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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