The evolution of nonlinear light fields traveling inside a resonantly absorbing Bragg reflector is studied by use of Maxwell–Bloch equations. Numerical results show that a pulse initially resembling a light bullet may effectively experience negative refraction and anomalous dispersion in the resonantly absorbing Bragg reflector.
© 2007 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 31, 2006
Revised Manuscript: December 21, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: January 19, 2007
Published: April 3, 2007
Jianying Zhou, Qiang Lan, Jie Zhang, Juntao Li, Jianhua Zeng, Jing Cheng, Inbal Friedler, and Gershon Kurizki, "Nonlinear dynamics of negatively refracted light in a resonantly absorbing Bragg reflector," Opt. Lett. 32, 1117-1119 (2007)