Extremely short pulses via resonantly induced transparency Academic Article uri icon


  • We study a novel method to produce extremely short pulses of radiation in a resonant medium via induced transparency by means of adiabatic periodic modulation of atomic transition frequencies by far-off-resonant laser field, which causes linear Stark splitting of atomic energy levels resulting in partial transparency of an optically deep medium and drastic spectral modification of an incident resonant radiation. We find the regimes where the output spectrum corresponds to extremely short pulses and discuss several possible experimental realizations of generation of attosecond pulses in Li2+ ions and femtosecond pulses in atomic hydrogen with commercially available facilities. 2011 Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.

published proceedings

  • Laser Physics

author list (cited authors)

  • Radeonychev, Y. V., Polovinkin, V. A., & Kocharovskaya, O.

citation count

  • 10

complete list of authors

  • Radeonychev, YV||Polovinkin, VA||Kocharovskaya, O

publication date

  • January 2011