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ERIC Number: EJ985458
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
Fano Interference in Classical Oscillators
Satpathy, S.; Roy, A.; Mohapatra, A.
European Journal of Physics, v33 n4 p863-871 Jul 2012
We seek to illustrate Fano interference in a classical coupled oscillator by using classical analogues of the atom-laser interaction. We present an analogy between the dressed state picture of coherent atom-laser interaction and a classical coupled oscillator. The Autler-Townes splitting due to the atom-laser interaction is analogous to the splitting of normal-mode frequencies of a coupled oscillator. Using this analogy, we simulate and experimentally demonstrate Fano interference and the associated phenomena in three-level atoms in a coupled electrical resonator circuit. This work aims to highlight analogies between classical and quantum systems for students at the postgraduate and graduate levels. Also, the reported technique can be easily realized in undergraduate laboratories. (Contains 5 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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