Population difference of two-level atomic system due to a running pulsed field

Munir H. Nayfeh, Ali H. Nayfeh

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Abstract

The method of multiple scales is used to derive an expression for the population difference in an absorbing atomic system due to a running pulsed field. The main contribution to this expression comes from a quasi-steady-state part which has the same functional form as the hole produced by a continuous running field, except that the saturation parameter contains the time dependence of the field. The expression includes also an oscillatory term and a quasisteady term, which decay with a rate that is equal to the inverse of the lifetime of the levels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4862-4864
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Volume46
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1975
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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