Sideband generation of transient lasing without population inversion Academic Article uri icon


  • We suggest a method to generate coherent short pulses by generating a frequency comb using lasing without inversion in the transient regime. We use a universal method to study the propagation of a pulse in various spectral regions through an active medium that is strongly driven on a low-frequency transition on a time scale shorter than the decoherence time. The results show gain on the sidebands at different modes can be produced even if there is no initial population inversion prepared. Besides the production of ultrashort pulses this frequency comb may have applications towards making short-wavelength or terahertz lasers. 2014 American Physical Society.

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altmetric score

  • 1

author list (cited authors)

  • Yuan, L., Wang, D., O'Brien, C., Svidzinsky, A. A., & Scully, M. O.

citation count

  • 5

complete list of authors

  • Yuan, Luqi||Wang, Da-Wei||O'Brien, Christopher||Svidzinsky, Anatoly A||Scully, Marlan O

publication date

  • August 2014