All-optical control of unipolar pulse generation in a resonant medium with nonlinear field coupling

A. V. Pakhomov, R. M. Arkhipov, I. V. Babushkin, M. V. Arkhipov, Yu A. Tolmachev, N. N. Rosanov

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Abstract

We study the optical response of a resonant medium possessing nonlinear coupling to an external field driven by a few-cycle pump pulse sequence. We demonstrate the possibility of directly producing unipolar half-cycle pulses from the medium possessing an arbitrary nonlinearity, by choosing the proper pulse-to-pulse distance of the pump pulses in the sequence. We examine various ways of shaping the medium response using different geometrical configurations of nonlinear oscillators and different wavefront shapes for the excitation pulse sequence. Our approach defines a general framework to produce unipolar pulses of controllable form.

Original languageEnglish
Article number013804
Pages (from-to)013804
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Volume95
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jan 2017

Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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