Short-time effects in light absorption Academic Article uri icon


  • A theory is outlined which predicts that under certain conditions, other than the ones that give rise to self-induced transparency, the absorption coefficient of a medium for a very short pulse of light is proportional to the duration of the pulse. Various relevant experiments are discussed and their results are shown to be consistent with the predictions. 1969.

published proceedings

  • Chemical Physics Letters

author list (cited authors)

  • Tobias, I., Rentzepis, P. M., & Balazs, N. L.

citation count

  • 5

complete list of authors

  • Tobias, Irwin||Rentzepis, Peter M||Balazs, Nandor L

publication date

  • November 1969