Broadband spectral generation with refractive index control Academic Article uri icon


  • We describe a method for generating a wide spectrum and at the same time improving propagation through a model inhomogeneous gaseous medium. The method is based on using a small two-photon detuning from a Raman resonance to adiabatically establish an appropriate molecular superposition state. This state, in turn, generates a broad spectrum of sidebands whose refractive index, Rayleigh scatter, and accumulated phase delay are much less than those of a single spectral component, if propagating alone. 1997 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review A

author list (cited authors)

  • Harris, S. E., & Sokolov, A. V.

citation count

  • 144

complete list of authors

  • Harris, SE||Sokolov, AV

publication date

  • June 1997