Nonlinear pulse propagation in the vicinity of a two-photon resonance

A. S. Rodrigues, M. Santagiustina, Ewan M Wright

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Abstract

We develop a formalism for studying pulse propagation in the vicinity of a two-photon resonance, in the spectral region where the effects of two-photon absorption are not overwhelming. The formalism predicts self-steepening and asymmetric spectral broadening in the transmitted pulse, as previously observed in experiments and numerical simulations involving atomic vapors and semiconductors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3231-3238
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review A
Volume52
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1995

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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