Continuous-probe solutions for self-similar pulses in four-level systems Academic Article uri icon


  • 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.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics

author list (cited authors)

  • Agarwal, G. S., & Eberly, J. H.

complete list of authors

  • Agarwal, GS||Eberly, JH

publication date

  • January 2000