Research Institute for Applied Physics and Astronomy, University of Tabriz
The entanglement between a ?-type three-level atom and its spontaneous emission fields is investigated. The effect of spontaneously generated coherence (SGC) on entanglement between the atom and its spontaneous emission fields is then discussed. We find that in the presence of SGC the entanglement between the atom and its spontaneous emission fields is completely phase dependent, while in absence of this coherence the phase dependence of the entanglement disappears. Moreover, the degree of entanglement dramatically changes by the coherent superposition of the atomic states.