Coherent medium as a polarization splitter of pulses Academic Article uri icon


  • We show how one can use the anisotropic properties of a coherent medium to separate temporally the two polarization components of a linearly polarized pulse. This is achieved by applying a control field such that one component of the pulse becomes ultraslow while the other components group velocity is almost unaffected by the medium. We present analytical and numerical results to support the functioning of such a coherent medium as a polarization splitter of pulses. 2002 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review A

author list (cited authors)

  • Agarwal, G. S., & Dasgupta, S.

citation count

  • 16

complete list of authors

  • Agarwal, GS||Dasgupta, Shubhrangshu

publication date

  • May 2002