Random polarization dynamics in a resonant optical medium

Katherine A. Newhall, Ethan P. Atkins, Peter R. Kramer, Gregor Kovačič, Ildar R. Gabitov

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Random optical-pulse polarization switching along an active optical medium in the Λ configuration with spatially disordered occupation numbers of its lower energy sublevel pair is described using the idealized integrable Maxwell-Bloch model. Analytical results describing the light polarization-switching statistics for the single self-induced transparency pulse are compared with statistics obtained from direct Monte Carlo numerical simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)893-895
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2013
Externally publishedYes


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