Optics and Spectroscopy

, Volume 94, Issue 2, pp 245–250

Extremely short electromagnetic pulses in a resonant medium with a permanent dipole moment

  • A. I. Maĭmistov
  • J. -G. Caputo
Physical and Quantum Optics

DOI: 10.1134/1.1555185

Cite this article as:
Maĭmistov, A.I. & Caputo, J.G. Opt. Spectrosc. (2003) 94: 245. doi:10.1134/1.1555185


The propagation of an extremely short (one cycle long) pulse of an electromagnetic field in a medium whose resonant transition is characterized by both diagonal and off-diagonal matrix elements of the dipole-moment operator is considered theoretically. The set of Maxwell-Bloch equations without the approximation of the slowly varying envelopes is used. Two types of solutions of this set, which are found describing the steady-state propagation of an electromagnetic pulse in such a medium.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. I. Maĭmistov
    • 1
  • J. -G. Caputo
    • 2
  1. 1.Moscow Engineering Physics InstituteMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Laboratoire de MathematiquesINSA de RouenMont-Saint-Aignan CedexFrance