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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 1 — Jan. 10, 2005
  • pp: 182–194

Modeling of femtosecond pulse interaction with inhomogeneously broadened media using an iterative predictor corrector FDTD method

Friso Schlottau, Melinda Piket-May, and Kelvin Wagner  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 1, pp. 182-194 (2005)

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We present a one-dimensional iterative predictor-corrector finite-difference time-domain method for modeling of broadband optical pulse propagation and interaction with inhomogeneously broadened materials. The simulator is used to demonstrate two- and three-pulse photon echoes resulting from bandwidth limited pulse and matched chirp interactions with a material modeled with hundreds of equally spaced, discrete spectral lines of detuning. The results are illustrated as Bloch-sphere evolution movies.

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OCIS Codes
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(020.3690) Atomic and molecular physics : Line shapes and shifts
(070.4340) Fourier optics and signal processing : Nonlinear optical signal processing
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(320.7150) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast spectroscopy

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Original Manuscript: November 16, 2004
Revised Manuscript: December 22, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: December 27, 2004
Published: January 10, 2005

Friso Schlottau, Melinda Piket-May, and Kelvin Wagner, "Modeling of femtosecond pulse interaction with inhomogeneously broadened media using an iterative predictor corrector FDTD method," Opt. Express 13, 182-194 (2005)

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