Quantum theory of a swept-gain amplifier. II

F. Hopf, P. Meystre, D. W. McLaughlin

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Abstract

Small-signal-pulse growth in a homogeneously broadened amplifier with swept gain is discussed from a quantum-mechanical and a semiclassical treatment. The regime in which Beer's law fails is discussed analytically. There we find nonexponential growth and the formation of steady states in the small-signal regime.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)777-783
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical Review A
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1976

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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