We demonstrate the possibility of inducing, erasing and extra rapidly controlling population difference gratings resulting from coherent interaction of unipolar subcycle pulses with a resonant medium. Gratings can be produced without overlap of pulses in the medium, which is an important distinction of the proposed approach from the traditional one, in which gratings are produced using interference of two or more overlapping quasi-monochromatic light beams. The use of unipolar subcycle pulses ensures faster control over gratings in comparison with bipolar pulses studied by us previously.
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- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering