We present a general method for calculating the fraction of energy stored in a medium that is transferable to an optical pulse. We also calculate the minimum energy required to create a pulse/medium excitation.
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M. J. Ware, J. Peatross, and S. Glasgow, "Real-Time Determination of Recoverable Energy in Optical Pulse Propagation," in Frontiers in Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper FWA4.
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