Optics and Spectroscopy

, Volume 124, Issue 4, pp 516–520 | Cite as

Propagation of a Self-Similar Pulse in a Medium with One-Photon Transient Absorption

  • I. G. Zakharova
  • A. A. KalinovichEmail author
  • V. A. Trofimov
Nonlinear and Quantum Optics


The shape of an optical self-similar pulse that propagates in a medium of finite length with noninstantaneous nonlinear absorption is found analytically. The pulse has an asymmetric shape and, in addition, frequency modulation, which confirms that it belongs to a new type of self-similar propagation modes of laser radiation—chirped pulses with a self-similar shape. The existence of pulses of this kind is also confirmed by results of computer simulation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. G. Zakharova
    • 1
  • A. A. Kalinovich
    • 1
    Email author
  • V. A. Trofimov
    • 1
  1. 1.Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

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