Influence of phase modulation on the reshaping of ultrashort laser pulses in resonant three-level systems

R. Netz, T. Feurer, J. A. Fülöp

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The interaction of ultrashort laser pulses with a resonant three level system (fine structure levels of rubidium) was studied. It was found that for low intensities a linear model and for higher intensities a semiclassical model was sufficient to describe the results. In order to simulate the interaction process, it was essential to have an accurate knowledge of the incident electric field, i.e., the amplitude and the phase. Results showed that on longer time scales the reshaping was solely governed by the dynamics of atomic system whereas on small time scales the phase modulation of incident pulse influenced the reshaping process during pulse propagation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number043808
Pages (from-to)438081-438087
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical Review A. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2001


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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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