Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-7-1994

Keywords

electromagnetically induced transparency, lossless propagation, population transfer, pulses, continuum, symmetry

Abstract

Exact analytic results are presented that give a general solution for a pair of solitary waves which can propagate through a three- and a five-level system with their shapes invariant. These solitary waves vary widely in shape and form: from ones for which the pulses have similar shape to ones which have very different but ''complementary'' shapes. A general type of solitary-wave pair which is insensitive to small perturbations is identified.

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevLett.73.2559

Comments

© 1994, American Physical Society. Original publication is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.73.2559

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