Coherent optical pulses in crystals

  • Okikazu Akimoto
  • Kensuke Ikeda
Nonlinear Optics
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 57)


Polariton effects on the steady propagation of an optical pulse are studied. It is shown that pulse solutions exist even in the case where the pulse width is sufficiently long compared with the reciprocal of the polariton gap frequency. This suggests that the steady propagation may be realized also in crystals.


Dispersion Relation Pulse Width Optical Pulse Pulse Velocity Spatial Dispersion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Okikazu Akimoto
    • 1
  • Kensuke Ikeda
    • 2
  1. 1.The Institute for Solid State PhysicsThe University of TokyoRoppongi, TokyoJapan
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan

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