Giant pulse lasing in three-level systems

J. Mompart, R. Corbalán, R. Vilaseca

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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-[Formula Presented] 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. © 1999 The American Physical Society.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3038-3043
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1999


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