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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 6 — Sep. 15, 1997
  • pp: 141–151

The Dynamical Lorentz Shift in an extended optically dense superradiant amplifier

Jamal T. Manassah and Barry Gross  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 1, Issue 6, pp. 141-151 (1997)

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We compute the spectral distributions of the transmitted and reflected signals from an extended optically dense superradiant amplifier. We show that, if the amplifier length is in the neighborhood of an integer multiple of the resonance transition half-wavelength, the frequency shift in the spectral distributions of the transmitted and reflected signals are modified by the Dynamical Lorentz Shift. The broken spatial inversion symmetry, manifested through an asymmetrical distribution of the population difference with respect to a spatial inversion around the midpoint of the sample, is shown to be at the origin of this spectral asymmetry in these so-called asymmetrical transition domains.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.2640) Nonlinear optics : Stimulated scattering, modulation, etc.
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.6630) Quantum optics : Superradiance, superfluorescence

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Focus Issue: Local field effects

Original Manuscript: July 14, 1997
Published: September 15, 1997

Jamal Manassah and Barry Gross, "The Dynamical Lorentz Shift in an Extended Optically Dense Superradiant Amplifier," Opt. Express 1, 141-151 (1997)

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