Self-induced transparency in self-chirped media
C. R. Stroud, Jr., C. M. Bowden, and L. Allen
Opt. Comm. 67, 387 (1988).
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Resonant absorbing media having many atoms within a cubic resonance
wavelength can exhibit large frequency chirps in pulse propagation due to
dipole-dipole interactions among the atoms. Analytic solutions are
obtained for invariant pulse propagation in such a medium consisting of
interacting two-level atoms. Departures from the McCall-Hahn results
include nonhyperbolic secant pulse shapes and different than 2 pi-area
pulses. In addition, the excitation of the medium is comparatively
suppressed for the same group velocity. The results are interpreted to
suggest new experiments.
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