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Optics Express

  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 1999
  • pp: 133–138

Numerical experiments with optical pulses in V-type media

Ashiqur Rahman and J. H. Eberly  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 4, Issue 3, pp. 133-138 (1999)

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We present the results of a series of numerical experiments on the propagation of pairs of coupled short optical pulses in media with in-homogeneous broadening. The main results apply to propagation in three-level media in the V configuration.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.5890) Nonlinear optics : Scattering, stimulated
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.5530) Quantum optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

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Original Manuscript: December 22, 1998
Published: February 1, 1999

Ashiqur Rahman and J. Eberly, "Numerical experiments with optical pulses in V-type media," Opt. Express 4, 133-138 (1999)

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