|Title:||Propagation of light in a J=1/2<-->J'=1/2 resonant medium|
|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.|
|Rights:||Copyright 1991 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.|
|Appears in Collections:||Suter, Dieter Prof. Dr.|
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