Accession Number : ADA136906

Title :   Transverse and Quantum Effects in Light Control by Light; (A) Parallel Beams: Pump Dynamics for Three Level Superfluorescence; and (B) Counterflow Beams: An Algorithm for Transverse, Full Transient Effects in Optical Bi-Stability in a Fabryperot Cavity.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Dec 79-31 Jul 83,


Personal Author(s) : Mattar,F P

PDF Url : ADA136906

Report Date : Jan 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 480

Abstract : Computational methodologies were developed to treat rigorously (1) transverse boundary in an inverted (amplifying) media; (2) to treat quantum fluctuations in an initial boundary condition in the light-matter interactions problem; (3) construct a two-laser three-level code to study light control by light effect; (4) construction of a data base that (a) would manage the production of different types of laser calcualtions: cylindrical, cylindrical with atomic frequency broadening, cartesian geometry; (all of the above with quantum mechanical initiation), (b) allow parametric comparison within the same type of calculations, by establishing a unifying protocol of software storage, of the various refinements of the model could be contrasted among themselves and with experiment; (5) construct an algorithm for counterbeam transient studies for optical bistability and optical oscillator studies. (A) Transverse propagation effects in an inverted medium were studied. Special care had to be taken to treat the boundary reflection conditions. If ill-posed, they can obscure the emergence of any new physical results. The two transverse effects considered are (1) the 'spatial averaging' associated with the inial atomic inversion density being radially dependent (since the pump which inverts the sample has typically a Gaussian-like profile); and (2) the 'diffraction coupling' (which permits the various parts of the cylindrical cross-section to communicate, interact and emit at the same time). The first effect is important for large Fresnel numbers, whereas the second predominant for small Fresnel numbers.

Descriptors :   *Optical pumping, Laser beams, Laser pumping, Quantum efficiency, Algorithms, Fluorescence, Transverse waves, Fresnel integrals, Bistable devices

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE