Mesoscopic Multistability with Atomic Coherence Effects in a Three-Level System
The steady state behavior describing the interaction of a mesoscopic system of coherently injected three-level Rydberg atoms of Λ–shape structure with a coherently driven single mode cavity is investigated in both resonant and non-resonant regimes. The lower levels of the atomic system are prepared in an atomic coherent state upon entrance the cavity. Phase switching effect between the output field and the atomic coherent phase parameter (φ) of the lower superimposed levels is examined. In addition, we investigate the dispersive switching effect between the output field and the atomic detuning parameter.
Keywords: Atomic coherence, three-level atoms, mesoscopic systems, multistability, phase and dispersive switchings.