Electromagnetically induced transparency in double quantum dot under intense laser and magnetic fields: from Λ to Ξ configuration
University of Bucharest, Faculty of Physics, 07712 Bucharest, Romania
Received: 15 December 2016
Received in final form: 1 February 2017
Published online: 27 March 2017
We theoretically investigated the effects of non-resonant intense laser and magnetic fields on the optical properties of asymmetric GaAs/AlGaAs double quantum dot related to the occurrence of electromagnetically induced transparency, using compact density-matrix formalism and effective mass approximation. The chosen structure has the advantage to present x-lambda(Λ)-configuration or y-ladder(Ξ)-configuration for EIT occurrence, depending on lasers polarization, at low values of the non-resonant laser, and to change the configuration from Λ to Ξ at the increase of the x-polarized non-resonant laser intensity. We discussed in detail the influences of the control laser field intensity, non-resonant laser strength and polarization, and magnetic field intensity on the absorption coefficient, refraction index and group index. It is found that: (i) the control laser or the non-resonant laser at the same control laser intensity influences more the system being in x-Ξ-configuration than in x-Λ-configuration and have intermediate effects on y-Ξ-configuration; (ii) the magnetic field has the greatest influence on the system being in x-Λ-configuration and the lowest for y-Ξ-configuration; (iii) the increment of the non-resonant intense laser or magnetic fields induces a red-shift of the transparency windows and sub (super) luminal frequency intervals for the Λ-configuration but a blue-shift for both Ξ-configurations.
Key words: Mesoscopic and Nanoscale Systems
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