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- Pulses of 'fast light,' the signal velocity, and giant Kerr nonlinearity
- Akulshin, A. M.; Sidorov, A. I.; McLean, R. J.; Hannaford, P.
- We present the results of experimental studies of the propagation of light pulses through a specially prepared atomic medium with steep anomalous dispersion and enhanced Kerr nonlinearity. The observed negative group velocity is consistent with the principle of causality. The long-lived bright Zeeman coherence that is responsible for the steep anomalous dispersion gives rise also to a giant nonlinearity of the atomic susceptibility, which contributes substantially to the pulse propagation process. The enhanced atomic Kerr nonlinearity in the bright coherent state has been estimated.
- Publication type
- Conference paper
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology. Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Sciences. Centre for Atom Optics and Ultrafast Spectroscopy
- Laser Physics: proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Modern Problems of Laser Physics, Novosibirsk, Russian, 22-27 August 2004, Vol. 15, no. 9, pp. 1252-1256
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- FOR Code(s)
- 0205 Optical Physics
- Atomic medium; Enhanced Kerr nonlinearity; Giant nonlinearity; Light pulses; Negative group velocity; Pulse propagation; Steep anomalous dispersion; Zeeman coherences
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- Copyright © 2005 by MAIK 'Nauka /Interperiodica' (Russia).
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