Abstract

We report the first observation of a unidirectionally emitting medium obtained by the method of Doppler compensation by velocity-dependent light shifts. The emission can be switched on by a pulse of laser light. The properties of this light-switching technique are experimentally demonstrated.

© 1981 Optical Society of America

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