Authors: Suter, Dieter
Title: Propagation of light in a J=1/2<-->J'=1/2 resonant medium
Language (ISO): en
Abstract: The propagation of light in a resonant medium with multiple sublevels depends on the populations of and coherences between theses sublevels. We analyze the case of a J=1/2<-->J'=1/2 transition with arbitrary ground-state polarization in the limit of a weak probe beam. It is found that transverse components of the ground-state orientation lead to a longitudinal component in the eigenpolarizations; a laser beam propagating through an optically pumped medium should therefore be displaced laterally.
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Issue Date: 1991-12-01
Provenance: North-Holland
Citation: Dieter Suter, Propagation of light in a J=1/2<-->J'=1/2 resonant medium, Optics Communications Volume 86, Issue 5, 1 December 1991, Pages 381-385.
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