Abstract

A theoretical analysis of the propagation of near resonant and linearly chirped light pulses through a resonant medium is presented under the restriction that the pulses are far enough off resonance or weak enough so that they do not significantly alter the atomic populations. If the pulses are of duration comparable to or less than the phase memory time T2 of the atoms, it is found that the transient response of the medium gives rise to amplitude- and phase-modulating effects. Analytic solutions are presented to describe the propagation of an off-resonant pulse which is very short compared with T2 and an off-resonant rectangular pulse. The evolution of a Gaussian pulse having a positive linear chirp is studied numerically.

© 1972 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Near-resonant propagation of the light pulse in a homogeneously broadened two-level medium

W. Miklaszewski
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12(10) 1909-1917 (1995)

Numerical experiments with optical pulses in V-type media

Ashiqur Rahman and J. H. Eberly
Opt. Express 4(3) 133-138 (1999)

Coherent response to optical excitation in a strongly absorbing rare-earth ion-doped crystal

J. Ruggiero, T. Chanelière, and J.-L. Le Gouët
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27(1) 32-37 (2010)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (7)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (31)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription