Frequency modulation and pulse compression by coherent multimode molecular motion Academic Article uri icon


  • We study the beating of a probe field with a time-varying susceptibility in a coherently prepared Raman medium. We consider the general case of an arbitrary variation of the susceptibility, which corresponds to a superposition of an arbitrary number of excited Raman transitions. We derive a general analytical solution and conservation relations for this process. We show that the interference between Raman polarizations may substantially affect frequency modulation and pulse compression for the probe field. 5555 2002 The American Physical Society.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Kien, F. L., Hakuta, K., & Sokolov, A. V.

citation count

  • 4

complete list of authors

  • Kien, FL||Hakuta, K||Sokolov, AV

publication date

  • November 2002