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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2004
  • pp: 2064–2066

Ultraslow bright and dark optical solitons in a cold three-state medium

Ying Wu and Lu Deng  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 17, pp. 2064-2066 (2004)

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We show the formation of ultraslow bright and dark optical solitons in a lifetime-broadened three-state atomic system under Raman excitation. We also discuss why such ultraslow optical solitons may not exist under the conditions of the usual electromagnetically induced transparency configuration where zero one- and two-photon detunings are required.

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OCIS Codes
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(270.5530) Quantum optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

Ying Wu and Lu Deng, "Ultraslow bright and dark optical solitons in a cold three-state medium," Opt. Lett. 29, 2064-2066 (2004)

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