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Optics Express

  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 8, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2001
  • pp: 153–158

Experimental observation of chirped continuous pulse-train soliton solutions to the Maxwell-Bloch equations

Shihadeh M. Saadeh, John L. Shultz, and Gregory J. Salamo  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 8, Issue 2, pp. 153-158 (2001)

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A frequency chirped continuous wave laser beam incident upon a resonant, two-level atomic absorber is seen to evolve into a Jacobi elliptic pulse-train solution to the Maxwell-Bloch equations. Experimental pulse-train envelopes are found in good agreement with numerical and analytical predictions.

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OCIS Codes
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects

ToC Category:
Focus Issue: Quantum control of photons and matter

Original Manuscript: November 22, 2000
Published: January 15, 2001

Shihadeh Saadeh, John Shultz, and Gregory Salamo, "Experimental observation of chirped continuous pulse-train soliton solutions to the Maxwell-Bloch equations," Opt. Express 8, 153-158 (2001)

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