An inverse scattering method in resonant optical problems with external triggering

M. Benedict, I. Németh

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Abstract

We shall consider two resonant optical models. One is the reflection and transmission of ultrafast pulses on the boundary of a two-level medium. The other model is an ensemble of Rydberg atoms in a resonant cavity, where an external pulse is also coupled into the cavity to initiate the radiation. Both problems can be modelled by a nonlinear density matrix-type equation, where the effective Hamiltonian itself depends on the state of the atomic system. We present a new version of the inverse scattering method, which allows one to find soliton-like analytical solutions for the problems considered. Our work enlarges the class of optical problems having soliton type solutions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2265-2273
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Modern Optics
Volume42
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1995

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An inverse scattering method in resonant optical problems with external triggering. / Benedict, M.; Németh, I.

In: Journal of Modern Optics, Vol. 42, No. 11, 1995, p. 2265-2273.

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