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Transverse Effects In Swept-Gain Superradiance: Evolution From The Superradiant State
Author(s): C. M. Bowden; F. P. Mattar
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Paper Abstract

Results of numerical calculations are presented and analyzed for pulse generation and subsequent stabilization in large propagation distance z , for a collection of two-level absorbers which are swept-excited by an impulse inversion along the z-direction at the speed of light in the medium. The calculation is performed using the coupled Maxwell-Bloch formalism and for the conditions that T2 = T1 , T2 > ιc, g/κ > > 1, where T2 is macroscopic dipole moment dephasing time, T1 is the longitudinal relaxation time for the absorber, ιc is the characteristic superradiant cooperation time among the absorbers and g/κ is the linear gain, g , to diffraction loss, κ, ratio. Results of the calculation for nonlinear pulse evolution and propagation for one spacial dimension (planar case) is compared with the results for the comparable case where transverse mode coupling is included.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 December 1981
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0288, Los Alamos Conf on Optics '81, (30 December 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.932070
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C. M. Bowden, U.S. Army Missile Command (United States)
F. P. Mattar, Polytechnic Institute of New York and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0288:
Los Alamos Conf on Optics '81
Donald H. Liebenberg, Editor(s)

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