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  • We propose the use of a copropagating probe pulse in experimental tests of correlated pulse theory. We present formulas for amplitudes and velocities of a self-similar pulse trio propagating in a medium with energy levels in the configuration of the letter N. Remarkably, in contrast to previous theoretical studies, we find that the inclusion of the probe pulse lifts a rigid restriction on the oscillator strengths of the transitions. 1999 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review A

author list (cited authors)

  • Agarwal, G. S., & Eberly, J. H.

publication date

  • January 1, 1999 11:11 AM