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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2007
  • pp: 916–921

Theoretical study of fast light with short sech pulses in coherent gain media

B. D. Clader and J. H. Eberly  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 24, Issue 4, pp. 916-921 (2007)

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We investigate theoretically the phenomenon of so-called fast light in an unconventional regime, using pulses sufficiently short that relaxation effects in a gain medium can be ignored completely. We show that previously recognized gain instabilities, including superfluorescence, can be tolerated in achieving a pulse peak advance of more than one full peak width.

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OCIS Codes
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(270.5530) Quantum optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: August 30, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: November 7, 2006
Published: March 15, 2007

B. D. Clader and J. H. Eberly, "Theoretical study of fast light with short sech pulses in coherent gain media," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 916-921 (2007)

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