Population density gratings induced by few-cycle optical pulses in a resonant medium

R. M. Arkhipov, A. V. Pakhomov, M. V. Arkhipov, I. Babushkin, A. Demircan, U. Morgner, N. N. Rosanov

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Abstract

Creation, erasing and ultrafast control of population density gratings using few-cycle optical pulses coherently interacting with resonant medium is discussed. In contrast to the commonly used schemes, here the pulses do not need to overlap in the medium, interaction between the pulses is mediated by excitation of polarization waves. We investigate the details of the dynamics arising in such ultrashort pulse scheme and develop an analytical theory demonstrating the importance of the phase memory effects in the dynamics.

Original languageEnglish
Article number12467
JournalScientific Reports
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2017

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