0-PI PULSE-PROPAGATION IN THE EXTREME SHARP-LINE LIMIT

Citation
M. Matusovsky et al., 0-PI PULSE-PROPAGATION IN THE EXTREME SHARP-LINE LIMIT, Journal of the Optical Society of America. B, Optical physics, 13(9), 1996, pp. 1994-1998
Citations number
20
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Optics
ISSN journal
0740-3224
Volume
13
Issue
9
Year of publication
1996
Pages
1994 - 1998
Database
ISI
SICI code
0740-3224(1996)13:9<1994:0PITES>2.0.ZU;2-P
Abstract
We observe the propagation and the reshaping of low-intensity (zero ar ea) 60-fs pulses through high-density atomic Cs vapor. The breakup of the pulses is measured both for resonant excitation of the Cs atoms an d for laser detunings such that the atomic resonance frequency is in t he wings of the pulse spectrum. The theory of 0 pi pulse propagation i n the extreme sharp-line limit is extended to include both resonant an d off-resonant excitation. Good agreement is demonstrated between the observations and the theoretical predictions. (C) 1996 Optical Society of America.