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Laser-driven collective emission
Author(s): Benjamin Fain
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Paper Abstract

The intensity of radiation stimulated by laser pulses of arbitrary shape is derived up to the fourth order terms. It is shown that there is a linear fourth order mechanism of emission that depends on linear susceptibilities of molecules. This linear mechanism reveals collective, superradiant features. The intensity of laser-driven spontaneous emission (LDSE) is proportional to N2 for samples smaller than (lambda) 3, where (lambda) is a wavelength of emitted radiation, and N is the number of molecules. For extended volumes >> (lambda) 3, the intensity of LDSE is proportional to N4/3. Equations of motion describing collective radiation damping are derived.

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Date Published: 10 May 1996
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2798, Coherent Phenomena and Amplification without Inversion, (10 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239467
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Benjamin Fain, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2798:
Coherent Phenomena and Amplification without Inversion

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