The coherent propagation of four optical pulses through a multilevel resonant medium is investigated theoretically. We present a self-consistent analytic solution without steady-state or adiabatic approximations and use numerical simulations to indicate that the analytic formulas can be used as a guide in an experimental setting.
© 2009 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 5, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 29, 2009
Published: August 14, 2009
Elizabeth Groves, B. D. Clader, and J. H. Eberly, "Multipulse quantum control: exact solutions," Opt. Lett. 34, 2539-2541 (2009)