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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2006
  • pp: 2921–2923

Fast light in fully coherent gain media

B. D. Clader, Q-Han Park, and J. H. Eberly  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 19, pp. 2921-2923 (2006)

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We analyze the propagation of fast-light pulses through a finite-length resonant gain medium both analytically and numerically. We find that intrinsic instabilities can be avoided in attaining a substantial peak advance with an ultrashort rather than a long or adiabatic probe.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

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

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: April 21, 2006
Revised Manuscript: June 15, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: July 14, 2006
Published: September 11, 2006

B. D. Clader, Q-Han Park, and J. H. Eberly, "Fast light in fully coherent gain media," Opt. Lett. 31, 2921-2923 (2006)

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