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  • Vol. 75, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2008
  • pp: 615–618

Self-induced transparency in an optically dense medium of nonsymmetric quantum objects

S. V. Sazonov and N. V. Ustinov  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of Optical Technology, Vol. 75, Issue 10, pp. 615-618 (2008)

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This paper discusses the soliton propagation regime of a laser pulse consisting of optical ordinary and terahertz extraordinary components in optically uniaxial media that contain nonsymmetrical resonance nanoobjects of the type of quantum filaments. The treatment takes into account dipole-dipole interaction between the nanoobjects. The conditions are explained under which a terahertz pulse can be efficiently generated when a near-IR optical signal is supplied to the input of the medium. It is shown that this generation process is accompanied by displacement of the spectrum of the optical component into the red region, with this displacement increasing as the pulse width becomes shorter.

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S. V. Sazonov and N. V. Ustinov, "Self-induced transparency in an optically dense medium of nonsymmetric quantum objects," J. Opt. Technol. 75, 615-618 (2008)

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