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Accumulation phenomenon of dipole-dipole interaction induced by dark Rydberg atoms

  title={Accumulation phenomenon of dipole-dipole interaction induced by dark Rydberg atoms},
  author={Ko-Tang Chen and Bongjun Kim and Chia-Chen Su and Shih-Si Hsiao and Shou-Jou Huang and Wen-Te Liao and Ite A. Yu},
We experimentally observed an accumulative type of nonlinear attenuation and distortion of slow light in a laser-cooled electromagnetically-induced-transparency (EIT) medium with the Rydberg state of |32D5/2〉. The present effect of attenuation and distortion was caused by the dipole-dipole interaction between Rydberg atoms in a weak-interaction regime, i.e., the mean distance between Rydberg atoms was far greater than the dipole blockade radius. Our observation can be attributed to the atoms… 


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