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Propagation of shape-preserving optical pulses in inhomogeneously broadened multi-level systems

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Author(s)

Lu Deng, Guoxiang Huang, C Hang

Abstract

We study stable propagation of multiple shape-preserving optical pulses in an inhomogeneously broadened multi-level atomic medium. By analytically solving the Maxwell-Schr¿odinger equations governing the evolution of N coupled optical fields and atomic amplitudes we show that N pulsed optical waves coupling to (N + 1)-levels can be automatically matched with the same soliton waveform and identical yet very slow propagation velocity. Several sets of coupled soliton solutions for two different (N +1)-level models are given and their stability is studied by using a numerical simulation.
Citation
European Physical Journal D
Volume
40
Issue
N/A

Keywords

Optical transient phenomena, Effects of atomic coherence on propagation, absorption, and amplification of light, electromagnetically induced transparency

Citation

Deng, L. , Huang, G. and Hang, C. (2006), Propagation of shape-preserving optical pulses in inhomogeneously broadened multi-level systems, European Physical Journal D, [online], https://doi.org/10.1140/epjd/e2006-00161-8 (Accessed June 17, 2024)

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Created July 12, 2006, Updated June 2, 2021