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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2007
  • pp: 559–570

Coherent vector π pulse in optical amplifiers

Elena V. Kazantseva, Andrei I. Maimistov, Sergei O. Elyutin, and Stefan Wabnitz  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 24, Issue 3, pp. 559-570 (2007)

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We obtain an exact linearly polarized vector solitary solution for the amplification of an optical pulse with a time width short compared with both population and polarization decay time. This dissipative soliton results from the balance between the gain from inverted resonant two-level atoms and the linear loss of the host material. We suppose that the excited state of the active centers is degenerate on the projection of the angular momentum, with a symmetric state of inversion. Quite remarkably, we find that after the passing of the pulse, the atomic medium does not return to the ground state, and a finite Zeeman coherence is generated. Numerical simulations demonstrate the stability of vector π solitons with an arbitrary state of elliptical polarization in the presence of both linear birefringence and group-velocity dispersion of the host material.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: June 9, 2006
Revised Manuscript: October 24, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 25, 2006
Published: February 15, 2007

Elena V. Kazantseva, Andrei I. Maimistov, Sergei O. Elyutin, and Stefan Wabnitz, "Coherent vector π pulse in optical amplifiers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 559-570 (2007)

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