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Spectral Modification of Ultrashort Pulses Propagating through an Atomic Vapor

  • Jinendra K. Ranka
  • Mary Y. Lanzerotti
  • Robert W. Schirmer
  • Alexander L. Gaeta
Conference paper

Abstract

Extensive research has been performed on the temporal behavior of resonant short pulses propagating through an atomic vapor.1 In our studies, we have investigated experimentally and theoretically the modification of the spectrum of pulses propagating through an atomic vapor under conditions in which the pulse duration is much shorter than any of the relaxation times of the atomic system. We observe novel features in the spectrum of the transmitted pulse under conditions in which the area of the incident pulse is of the order of unity or greater.

Keywords

Pulse Duration Resonance Line Atomic System Ultrashort Pulse Transmitted Pulse 
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References

  1. 1.
    See, for example, R. E. Slusher, Self-induced transparency, in: “Progress in Optics,” E. Wolf, ed., North-Holland, Amsterdam (1974).Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jinendra K. Ranka
    • 1
  • Mary Y. Lanzerotti
    • 2
  • Robert W. Schirmer
    • 2
  • Alexander L. Gaeta
    • 1
  1. 1.Engineering PhysicsSchool of AppliedUSA
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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