The temporal evolution of the transmitted light field is computed for a high-density gas of two-level atoms, which is externally excited by an amplitude-modulated field in resonance with the atomic transitions. The transmitted field is shown to exhibit a chaotic transient and a cascade through different phase-locked orbits. Due to the asymmetry of these orbits, the field develops a nonzero average value even in the absence of a bias.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics