We analyze the effect on bi-pulse transmission of mixed-state vs. pure-state preparation of the two lower levels in a three-level medium. Dark state dominance is weakened, and matched-pulse formation is strikingly altered.
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(020.0020) Atomic and molecular physics : Atomic and molecular physics
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.5530) Quantum optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
B. D. Clader and J. H. Eberly, "Two Pulse Propagation with Non-Pure Ground State," in Conference on Coherence and Quantum Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper CMI35.
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