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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 27, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2010
  • pp: 32–37

Coherent response to optical excitation in a strongly absorbing rare-earth ion-doped crystal

J. Ruggiero, T. Chanelière, and J.-L. Le Gouët  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 27, Issue 1, pp. 32-37 (2010)

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We investigate coherent propagation through a large optical density Tm 3 + : YAG crystal. Using an ultrastable laser, fiber filtering, and site selection, we investigate the transmitted pulse temporal profile. The plane-wave condition is satisfied by selection of the illuminated-spot central area. We pay special attention to π pulse transmission in the prospect of implementing optical quantum storage protocols.

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OCIS Codes
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(270.6630) Quantum optics : Superradiance, superfluorescence

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Atomic and Molecular Physics

Original Manuscript: September 14, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 27, 2009
Published: December 11, 2009

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J. Ruggiero, T. Chanelière, and J.-L. Le Gouët, "Coherent response to optical excitation in a strongly absorbing rare-earth ion-doped crystal," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27, 32-37 (2010)

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