Experimental study of photon-echo size in optically thick media

Tsai-Pei Wang, C. Greiner, J. R. Bochinski, T. W. Mossberg

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We have studied the effect of generative-pulse amplitude, spatial profile, and temporal character as well as medium optical thickness on the power of photon and stimulated echoes. Working in atomic Yb vapor, photon echoes are observed that, absent material relaxation, are more powerful than the first generative pulse, thereby exceeding typically expected photon-echo powers by approximately two orders of magnitude. Factors crucial to the generation of powerful echoes identified through Maxwell-Bloch simulation are experimentally confirmed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R757-R760
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1999

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