We study the absorption spectra of a degenerate V-type
atom, where a resonant driving field and a probe field drive
different branches of transitions and a dc field is applied to
drive the transition between two excited states. The effects of
vacuum induced coherence (VIC) on the absorption spectra are
investigated. It is demonstrated that in some special cases the
VIC can lead to the depression of absorption and narrow resonance.
The origin of these features are discussed. When the pump field
and the dc field have the same intensity, it is interesting to
find that the whole absorption spectrum comes mainly from the
absorptions induced by the interferences among different
transitions between dressed states.
42.50.Gy Effects of atomic coherence on
propagation, absorption, and amplification of light;
electromagnetically induced transparency and absorption 42.50.Hz Strong-field excitation of optical
transitions in quantum systems; multiphoton processes; dynamic
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