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Effect of the amplitude of excitation pulses on the shape of photon-echo signals in two-level systems

Research paper by V. S. Kuz’min, V. M. Kolesenko

Indexed on: 01 May '03Published on: 01 May '03Published in: Optics and Spectroscopy



Abstract

It is theoretically established that multiple photon-echo signals reflect the oscillatory structure of the primary echo signal, which arises under the conditions of collinear excitation of two-level active centers by laser pulses having the same width but different amplitudes. It is shown that the oscillatory structure of the primary photon echo exists within the intervals (−t1, t1) and (−2t1, 2t1), where t1 is the pulse width. It is found that, when the pulse width is of the same order of magnitude as the delay between the pulses and the amplitudes of the excitation pulses obey certain relations, the oscillatory structure of the primary photon-echo signal becomes asymmetric. In the mode of quadratic detection of the primary photon-echo signal, the asymmetric oscillatory structure of the primary echo manifests itself as a manifold of isolated signals (multiple photon echoes), with the time intervals between these signals being equal to the pulse width.