Amplified Quantum Initiation Effects in Superfluorescence Emission in Coherently-Pumped Three-Level Systems

  • F. P. Mattar
  • C. M. Bowden
  • C. C. Sung
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We present a model and calculational results and analysis for the effects of coherent pump dynamics, quantum initiation, propagation, transverse and diffraction effects on superfluorescent (SF) emission from a collection of N optically-pumped three-level systems. The full, nonlinear, co-propagational aspects of the injected pump pulse, together with the SF which evolves, are explicitly treated in the calculation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. P. Mattar
    • 1
    • 2
  • C. M. Bowden
    • 1
  • C. C. Sung
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Research Directorate, US Army Missile LaboratoryUS Army Missile CommandRedstone ArsenalUSA
  2. 2.Spectroscopy LaboratoryMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsUniversity of Alabama in HuntsvilleHuntsvilleUSA

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