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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2013
  • pp: 893–895

Random polarization dynamics in a resonant optical medium

Katherine A. Newhall, Ethan P. Atkins, Peter R. Kramer, Gregor Kovačič, and Ildar R. Gabitov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 6, pp. 893-895 (2013)

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Random optical-pulse polarization switching along an active optical medium in the Λ configuration with spatially disordered occupation numbers of its lower energy sublevel pair is described using the idealized integrable Maxwell–Bloch model. Analytical results describing the light polarization-switching statistics for the single self-induced transparency pulse are compared with statistics obtained from direct Monte Carlo numerical simulations.

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OCIS Codes
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(250.6715) Optoelectronics : Switching

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: January 8, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 8, 2013
Published: March 12, 2013

Katherine A. Newhall, Ethan P. Atkins, Peter R. Kramer, Gregor Kovačič, and Ildar R. Gabitov, "Random polarization dynamics in a resonant optical medium," Opt. Lett. 38, 893-895 (2013)

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