Effect of relaxation on self-induced transparency

Munir H. Nayfeh, Ali H. Nayfeh

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We derive an equation of motion of the Bloch-vector tipping angle and the area theorem in the presence of relaxation. We derive relaxation-dependent shifts in the equilibrium nπ areas. Part of these shifts depends on a weighted time integral of the sine of the area, and hence these shifts remove the propagation degeneracy of pulses having equal areas but different shapes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1124-1128
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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