Conditions for obtaining maximal enhancement of optical lattice vibrations by a train of picosecond light pulses, including its dependence on the relaxation time of a material system, are found by using density matrix formalism.
© 1978 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 28, 1977
Published: December 1, 1978
Bozena Ratajska and Arkadiusz H. Piekara, "Role of relaxation in the resonant interaction of light pulses with matter," Appl. Opt. 17, 3815-3817 (1978)