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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 13 — Jun. 18, 2012
  • pp: 13988–13995

Self-induced transparency quadratic solitons

Soodeh Haghgoo and Sergey A. Ponomarenko  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 13, pp. 13988-13995 (2012)

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We discover and theoretically explore self-induced transparency quadratic solitons (SIT-QS) supported by the media with quadratic optical nonlinearities, doped with resonant impurities. The fundamental frequency of input pulses is assumed to be close to the impurity resonance. We envision an ensemble of inhomogeneously broadened semiconductor quantum dots (QD) in the strong confinement regime grown on a substrate with a quadratic nonlinearity to be a promising candidate for the laboratory realization of SIT-QS. We also examine the influence of inhomogeneous broadening as well as wave number and group-velocity mismatches on the salient properties of the introduced solitons.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: April 26, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 22, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 23, 2012
Published: June 8, 2012

Soodeh Haghgoo and Sergey A. Ponomarenko, "Self-induced transparency quadratic solitons," Opt. Express 20, 13988-13995 (2012)

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