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Few-cycle solitons in a two-component medium
Author(s): Hervé Leblond; Sergey V. Sazonov; Igor V. Mel'nikov; Dumitru Mihalache; François Sanchez
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Paper Abstract

Using Maxwell-Bloch equations, we analyze the response of a two-component medium of two-level atoms driven by a two-cycle optical pulse beyond the traditional approach of slowly varying amplitudes and phases. We show that the notions of carrier, envelope, phase and group velocities can be generalized to this situation, and that for optical pulses of a given duration, the optical field can evolve into temporal few-cycle solitons.

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Date Published: 1 August 2007
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6785, ROMOPTO 2006: Eighth Conference on Optics, 67850Y (1 August 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.757851
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Hervé Leblond, Lab. POMA, CNRS, Univ. d'Angers (France)
Sergey V. Sazonov, Russian Research Ctr. Kurchatov Institute (Russia)
Igor V. Mel'nikov, High Q Labs. Inc. (Canada)
Optolink Ltd. (Russia)
Dumitru Mihalache, Horia Hulubei National Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering, IFIN-HH (Romania)
François Sanchez, Lab. POMA, CNRS, Univ. d'Angers (France)


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ROMOPTO 2006: Eighth Conference on Optics

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