Propagation of ultrashort optical pulses in degenerate laser amplifiers

Ildar R Gabitov, S. V. Manakov

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The shape and area of the output from physically realizable amplifiers of inverted Q(2)-degenerate two-level atoms are calculated analytically. The (4π-δ)- or δ-pulse output is made up from a sequence of ±4π double-humped pulses followed by ±(4π-2δ) pulses, where δ=2invcos(-14).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)495-498
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes


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