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  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2008
  • pp: 645–650

Optical solitary waves in three-level media: effects of different dipole moments

A. S. Rosenthal and Talal Ghannam  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 25, Issue 4, pp. 645-650 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.25.000645


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Abstract

The exact electric polarization operator of the Maxwell–Bloch equations for a three-level Λ-type system is derived without assuming equality of the transition dipole moments. Numerical solution of the resulting solitary wave equations yields a richer spectrum than found earlier for identical dipole moments [ Hioe and Grobe, Phys. Rev. Lett. 73, 2559 (1994) ]. The two components of the new solitary waves each have a zero-pulse area and take the form of modulated oscillations.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 18, 2007
Revised Manuscript: November 14, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: November 14, 2007
Published: March 31, 2008

Citation
A. S. Rosenthal and Talal Ghannam, "Optical solitary waves in three-level media: effects of different dipole moments," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25, 645-650 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-25-4-645


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