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Author Volkov, A. V. ♦ Parshkov, O. M. ♦ Druzhinina, N. A.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS ♦ ANGULAR MOMENTUM ♦ APPROXIMATIONS ♦ COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION ♦ ELECTRIC FIELDS ♦ ENERGY LEVELS ♦ INTERACTIONS ♦ POLARIZATION ♦ PULSES ♦ QUANTUM NUMBERS ♦ ROTATION ♦ CALCULATION METHODS ♦ MOTION ♦ SIMULATION
Abstract Nonstationary polarisation effects in a medium with the {Lambda}-scheme of energy levels with the quantum numbers of the total angular momentum equal to 0, 2, and 1 are numerically simulated. The analysis is performed in the slowly varying envelope approximation taking into account the inhomogeneous broadening of quantum transition lines. It is assumed that the lower-frequency (signal) radiation at the input to a resonance medium is considerably weaker than the higher-frequency (pump) radiation. It is shown that the polarisation of the signal pulse inside the medium is quasi-elliptic in the general case and is independent of the input-pulse polarisation. If the 'area' of the input pump pulse in the absence of signal radiation admits the formation of only one 2{pi}-pulse, then the major axes of polarisation ellipses for the signal inside the medium and input pump radiation are collinear, however, the directions of rotation of the electric field strengths of these radiations are mutually opposite. For higher-power pump pulses, the polarisation structure of the signal pulse in the medium becomes considerably more complicated. (nonlinear optical phenomena)
ISSN 10637818
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2009-09-30
Publisher Place United States
Journal Quantum Electronics
Volume Number 39
Issue Number 9


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