Generation of Extremely Short Pulses upon Excitation of a Resonant Medium by a Superluminal Light Spot

Abstract

The possibility of generation of quasi-unipolar extremely short pulses (with a duration of several periods of field oscillations) is theoretically analyzed for the excitation of a circular, nonlinear, and resonant medium with a light spot. The light spot rotates along a circle with a velocity that exceeds the speed of light in vacuum, while particles of the medium are distributed uniformly along the circle. It is shown that, by introducing a delay in the form of a phase plate into the system, one can control the shape, the duration, and the amplitude of generated pulses.

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Original Russian Text © R.M. Arkhipov, D.O. Zhiguleva, A.V. Pakhomov, M.V. Arkhipov, I. Babushkin, N.N. Rosanov, 2018, published in Optika i Spektroskopiya, 2018, Vol. 124, No. 4, pp. 505–509.

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Arkhipov, R.M., Zhiguleva, D.O., Pakhomov, A.V. et al. Generation of Extremely Short Pulses upon Excitation of a Resonant Medium by a Superluminal Light Spot. Opt. Spectrosc. 124, 536–540 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1134/S0030400X18040033

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