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Numerical simulation of nonlinear resonance spectra in aperture-limited light beams having various profiles
Author(s): Vladimir L. Derbov; Sergey K. Potapov; Inna L. Babkova-Plastun; Alexander Novikov; Yurii N. Ponomarev; Yu. V. Kistenyov
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Paper Abstract

Only for optically thin layers and plane waves may the intensity of a light wave be unambiguously expressed in terms of the nonlinear susceptibility of the medium. In aperture limited light beams the saturation parameter and the Stark shifts are local variables, while the output intensity of the pump and probe beams is an integral characteristic of the transmission process. The output spectrum is affected by diffraction, nonlinear refraction, and saturated absorption. The nonlinear refraction is a cause of a spectral line asymmetry which is well- known in saturation spectroscopy. In addition to usual line broadening, the saturated absorption causes specific beam effects, related to the formation of a self-induced transparency channel. The diffraction of the beam due to this self-induced aperture may result in the enhancement of the on-axis intensity, which is not a result of the self-induced lens effects. All these factors are taken into account by the mathematical model suggested in the present work. The propagation of the near-resonance saturating pump and non-saturating probe beams of various initial profiles through a homogeneously broadened two-level gas is simulated numerically. The calculations carried out make it possible to analyze the contribution of the propagation phenomena, mentioned above, to the output spectra of the beams.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1992
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1811, Tenth All-Union Symposium and School on High-Resolution Molecular Spectroscopy, (1 July 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.131175
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Vladimir L. Derbov, Saratov State Univ. (Russia)
Sergey K. Potapov, Saratov State Univ. (Russia)
Inna L. Babkova-Plastun, Saratov State Univ. (Russia)
Alexander Novikov, Saratov State Univ. (Russia)
Yurii N. Ponomarev, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)
Yu. V. Kistenyov, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1811:
Tenth All-Union Symposium and School on High-Resolution Molecular Spectroscopy

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