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


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

  • 11

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