Propagation of optical pulses through atomic media consisting of atoms with N transition levels and possessing the so-called Gell-Mann symmetry is studied. An analytic solution of the appropriate Maxwell–Bloch equations having the form of simultaneous different wavelength optical solitons is presented. The special case of N = 3 was known previously.
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F. T. Hioe, "Lossless propagation of optical pulses through N-level systems with Gell-Mann symmetry," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 6, 1245-1252 (1989)