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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2002
  • pp: 1156–1158

Nutational stimulated photon echoes

Mingzhen Tian, Randy Reibel, Zeb Barber, and W. Randall Babbitt  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 13, pp. 1156-1158 (2002)

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Stimulated photon echoes (SPEs) with time duration comparable to the coherent lifetime and Rabi period have been investigated theoretically and experimentally with an angled beam configuration. The Rabi oscillation effects on both the transmitted field (optical nutation) and the SPE fields are explained by analytic solutions of Maxwell–Bloch equations. The theory also predicts that an echo can exist in the noncausal direction, and this was confirmed by experiments with Tm:YAG crystal.

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OCIS Codes
(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(030.1670) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherent optical effects
(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects
(300.0300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy
(300.6240) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, coherent transient

Mingzhen Tian, Randy Reibel, Zeb Barber, and W. Randall Babbitt, "Nutational stimulated photon echoes," Opt. Lett. 27, 1156-1158 (2002)

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