Observing the transition from yoked superfluorescence to superradiance Academic Article uri icon


  • 2015 Elsevier B.V. We investigate cooperative emission from a rubidium vapor, and demonstrate a controlled transition from yoked superfluorescence to three-photon-induced superradiance by driving the medium with co-propagating ultrashort laser pulses. We study temporal emission profiles and time delays on a picosecond time scale and compare the measured pulse shapes with simulations. Our results suggest strategies to improve efficiency of mirrorless lasers and superradiant light sources.

published proceedings

  • Optics Communications

author list (cited authors)

  • Yi, Z., Jha, P. K., Yuan, L., Voronine, D. V., Ariunbold, G. O., Sinyukov, A. M., ... Sokolov, A. V.

citation count

  • 9

complete list of authors

  • Yi, Zhenhuan||Jha, Pankaj K||Yuan, Luqi||Voronine, Dmitri V||Ariunbold, Gombojav O||Sinyukov, Alexander M||Di, Ziyun||Sautenkov, Vladmir A||Rostovtsev, Yuri V||Sokolov, Alexei V

publication date

  • September 2015