Temperature dependence of self-induced transparency in ruby Academic Article uri icon


  • We report for the first time a study of the effects of phase relaxation on self-induced transparency (SIT) in a simple two-level system. Utilizing a ruby attenuator whose temperature was varied from 5-60K, we observed considerable diminution of anomalous transmission and pulse delay once the phase relaxation time T12 approached the pulse width t. The effects of a finite phase memory were greatest for {reversed tilde equals} pulses, but were considerably less for >;2 pulses. These results are consistent with theoretical predictions for two-level systems. 1971.

published proceedings

  • Optics Communications

author list (cited authors)

  • Asher, I. M., & Scully, M. O.

citation count

  • 13

complete list of authors

  • Asher, IM||Scully, MO

publication date

  • August 1971