We analyze exact non-EIT type solutions to the equations for propagation of fast-light pulses through a resonant medium. We examine instabilities encountered attaining superluminal group velocities with an ultra-short rather than adiabatic or cw probe.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(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, Q. Park, and J. H. Eberly, "Test of Exact Solutions for Non-EIT Fast-Light Pulses," in Slow and Fast Light, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper TuD5.
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