Abstract

The spatiotemporal dynamics of pulse-pair propagation in prepared media is investigated under two-photon resonance. A vector model is presented for the observation of the phase regulation of the temporal evolution of the coherent pulses. The results show how the phase and amplitude of one pulse are altered with the use of another pulse at the input of the detuning medium.

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1997 (1)

Lin Fu-Cheng, “Coherent control of a simple quantum system,” Chin. Phys. Lett. 14, 417–420 (1997).

1996 (1)

J. H. Eberly, A. Rahman, and R. Grobe, “Index of refraction for an optical medium with clamped quantum phase,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 3687–3690 (1996).

1995 (1)

N. Wang and H. Rabitz, “Optical control of optical pulse propagation in a medium of three-level systems,” Phys. Rev. A 52, R17–R20 (1995).

1994 (2)

S. E. Harris, “Normal modes for electromagnetically induced transparency,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 72, 52–55 (1994).

J. H. Eberly, M. L. Pons, and H. R. Haq, “Dressed-field pulses in an absorbing medium,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 72, 56–59 (1994).

1992 (1)

M. Fleischhauer, C. H. Keitel, and M. O. Scully, “Resonantly enhanced refractive index without absorption via atomic coherence,” Phys. Rev. A 46, 1468–1687 (1992).

1990 (1)

S. E. Harris, J. E. Field, and A. Imamoglu, “Nonlinear optical processes using electromagnetically induced transparency,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 64, 1107–1110 (1990).

Eberly, J. H.

J. H. Eberly, A. Rahman, and R. Grobe, “Index of refraction for an optical medium with clamped quantum phase,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 3687–3690 (1996).

J. H. Eberly, M. L. Pons, and H. R. Haq, “Dressed-field pulses in an absorbing medium,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 72, 56–59 (1994).

Field, J. E.

S. E. Harris, J. E. Field, and A. Imamoglu, “Nonlinear optical processes using electromagnetically induced transparency,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 64, 1107–1110 (1990).

Fleischhauer, M.

M. Fleischhauer, C. H. Keitel, and M. O. Scully, “Resonantly enhanced refractive index without absorption via atomic coherence,” Phys. Rev. A 46, 1468–1687 (1992).

Fu-Cheng, Lin

Lin Fu-Cheng, “Coherent control of a simple quantum system,” Chin. Phys. Lett. 14, 417–420 (1997).

Grobe, R.

J. H. Eberly, A. Rahman, and R. Grobe, “Index of refraction for an optical medium with clamped quantum phase,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 3687–3690 (1996).

Haq, H. R.

J. H. Eberly, M. L. Pons, and H. R. Haq, “Dressed-field pulses in an absorbing medium,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 72, 56–59 (1994).

Harris, S. E.

S. E. Harris, “Normal modes for electromagnetically induced transparency,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 72, 52–55 (1994).

S. E. Harris, J. E. Field, and A. Imamoglu, “Nonlinear optical processes using electromagnetically induced transparency,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 64, 1107–1110 (1990).

Imamoglu, A.

S. E. Harris, J. E. Field, and A. Imamoglu, “Nonlinear optical processes using electromagnetically induced transparency,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 64, 1107–1110 (1990).

Keitel, C. H.

M. Fleischhauer, C. H. Keitel, and M. O. Scully, “Resonantly enhanced refractive index without absorption via atomic coherence,” Phys. Rev. A 46, 1468–1687 (1992).

Pons, M. L.

J. H. Eberly, M. L. Pons, and H. R. Haq, “Dressed-field pulses in an absorbing medium,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 72, 56–59 (1994).

Rabitz, H.

N. Wang and H. Rabitz, “Optical control of optical pulse propagation in a medium of three-level systems,” Phys. Rev. A 52, R17–R20 (1995).

Rahman, A.

J. H. Eberly, A. Rahman, and R. Grobe, “Index of refraction for an optical medium with clamped quantum phase,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 3687–3690 (1996).

Scully, M. O.

M. Fleischhauer, C. H. Keitel, and M. O. Scully, “Resonantly enhanced refractive index without absorption via atomic coherence,” Phys. Rev. A 46, 1468–1687 (1992).

Wang, N.

N. Wang and H. Rabitz, “Optical control of optical pulse propagation in a medium of three-level systems,” Phys. Rev. A 52, R17–R20 (1995).

Chin. Phys. Lett. (1)

Lin Fu-Cheng, “Coherent control of a simple quantum system,” Chin. Phys. Lett. 14, 417–420 (1997).

Phys. Rev. A (2)

M. Fleischhauer, C. H. Keitel, and M. O. Scully, “Resonantly enhanced refractive index without absorption via atomic coherence,” Phys. Rev. A 46, 1468–1687 (1992).

N. Wang and H. Rabitz, “Optical control of optical pulse propagation in a medium of three-level systems,” Phys. Rev. A 52, R17–R20 (1995).

Phys. Rev. Lett. (4)

S. E. Harris, “Normal modes for electromagnetically induced transparency,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 72, 52–55 (1994).

J. H. Eberly, M. L. Pons, and H. R. Haq, “Dressed-field pulses in an absorbing medium,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 72, 56–59 (1994).

J. H. Eberly, A. Rahman, and R. Grobe, “Index of refraction for an optical medium with clamped quantum phase,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 3687–3690 (1996).

S. E. Harris, J. E. Field, and A. Imamoglu, “Nonlinear optical processes using electromagnetically induced transparency,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 64, 1107–1110 (1990).

Other (4)

G. S. Agarwal, “Origin of gain in systems without inversion in bare or dressed states,” Phys. Rev. A 44, R28–R30 (1991); J. P. Dowling and C. M. Bowden, “Near dipole–dipole effects in lasing without inversion: an enhancement of gain and absorptionless index of refraction,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 70, 1421–1424 (1993).

M. O. Scully, “Correlated spontaneous-emission lasers: quenching of quantum fluctuations in the relative phase angle,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 55, 2802–2805 (1985); M. O. Scully, “Enhancement of the index of refraction via quantum coherence,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 67, 1885–1888 (1991).

G. Vemuri and K. V. Vasavada, “Pulse propagation in coherently prepared media,” Opt. Commun. 129, 379–386 (1996); G. Vemuri, K. V. Vasavada, G. S. Agarwal, and Q. Zhang, “Coherence-induced effects in pulse-pair propagation through absorbing media,” Phys. Rev. A 54, 3394–3399 (1996).

P. Meystre and M. Sargent III, Elements of Quantum Optics (Springer-Verlag, New York, 1990).

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