Dynamics of an extremely short pulse in a Stark medium
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- Elyutin, S.O. J. Exp. Theor. Phys. (2005) 101: 11. doi:10.1134/1.2010657
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Effects of propagation of an extremely short (of one or several oscillation periods) electromagnetic pulse in a medium whose resonance transition is characterized by diagonal as well as nondiagonal matrix elements of the dipole moment operator have been studied numerically. The Maxwell-Bloch system of equations is employed without using the approximation of slowly varying envelopes. An analog of the McCall and Hahn area theorem is discussed as applied to the division of the initial extremely short pulse into subpulses. The solution is obtained in the form of a solitary stable bipolar signal with a nonzero pulse area (nonzero breather).