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Pump dynamical effects in superfluorescent quantum initiation and pulse evolution

  • Charles M. Bowden
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 182)


Recent work is reviewed where it,is shown that even in the regime where the temporal width of the pumping pulse, τP , and the characteristic superfluorescence (SF) time, τR , are such that τPR < 1, the effect of coherent pumping on a three-level system can cause a significant contribution to the quantum mechanical SF initiation and corresponding amplified temporal fluctuations. Other recent work shows, furthermore, that for τPR > > 1, but τPD < 1, where τD is the time delay between the pump pulse peak and the SF peak intensities, initial characteristics of the injected coherent pumping pulse can have distinct deterministic effects on SF pulse longitudinal, transverse and temporal evolution.


Pump Pulse Nonlinear Regime Deterministic Effect Pump Transition Pulse Area 
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  • Charles M. Bowden
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  1. 1.Research DirectórateUS Army Missile Laboratory US Army Missile CommandRedstone ArsenalUSA

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