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  • Vol. 6, Iss. 8 — Aug. 10, 2008
  • pp: 607–610

Effect of the ratio of transition dipole moments on few-cycle pulse propagation

Xia Tan, Yanling Yang, Dianmin Tong, and Xijun Fan  »View Author Affiliations


Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 6, Issue 8, pp. 607-610 (2008)


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Abstract

Propagation of a few-cycle laser pulses in a dense V-type three-level atomic medium is investigated based on full-wave Maxwell-Bloch equations by taking the near dipole-dipole (NDD) interaction into account. We find that the ratio, γ, of the transition dipole moments has strong influence on the time evolution and split of the pulse: when γ ≤ =1, the NDD interaction delays propagation and split of the pulse, and this phenomenon is more obvious when the value of γ is smaller; when γ = √2, the NDD interaction accelerates propagation and split of the pulse.

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OCIS Codes
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena

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Xia Tan, Yanling Yang, Dianmin Tong, and Xijun Fan, "Effect of the ratio of transition dipole moments on few-cycle pulse propagation," Chin. Opt. Lett. 6, 607-610 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/col/abstract.cfm?URI=col-6-8-607


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