Giant pulse lasing in three-level systems

TitleGiant pulse lasing in three-level systems
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsMompart, J, Corbalán, R, Vilaseca, R
JournalPhys. Rev. A
Volume59
Pagination3038–3043
Date PublishedApr
Abstract

We propose an alternative method to Q switching for generating giant pulses of laser light in three-level media. This mehod is based on the presence of an external coherent field driving one transition to allow the accumulation of a large population inversion in the other transition without laser oscillation even in a cavity with high-Q factor. The switching off of the external coherent field causes the development of the giant pulse. Different time profiles for the switching off of the external field have been investigated.

URLhttp://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevA.59.3038
DOI10.1103/PhysRevA.59.3038
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