On the Splitting of a Subcycle Pulse upon Its Coherent Propagation in a Resonant Medium

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Abstract

The dynamics of coherent propagation of a unipolar subcycle pulse of a large electric-field area (the integral of the electric-field strength with respect to time) in a nonlinear two-level resonant medium is studied theoretically. The propagating pulse is shown to be capable of splitting into a pair of individual components, each of which behaves like a pulse of self-induced transparency. This phenomenon is similar to the well-known phenomenon of splitting of a 4π or 6π pulse into a pair of 2π pulses of self-induced transparency, which occurs in the case of propagation of long pulses, when the notion of the pulse area is applicable and the area theorem holds.

Translated title of the contributionО расщеплении субциклового импульса при когерентном распространении в резонансной среде
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)726-729
Number of pages4
JournalOptics and Spectroscopy (English translation of Optika i Spektroskopiya)
Volume124
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 May 2018

Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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