• Response of a two-level system to a sequence of N radiation pulses

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      Photon echoes; superradiance; magnetic induction echoes; correlated emission; holophony

    • Abstract


      A general expression has been obtained for the polarisation of an assembly of two-level systems irradiated by a sequence of N radiation pulses. The times and amplitudes of the echo-polarisation have been obtained. The method is an extension of the T-matrix method for the exact solution of the problem of interaction of radiation with two-level systems. The number of polarisation echoes is 3N−1N. The echo times are given by$$t' = (1 + a)t_N + (b - a)t_{N - 1} + (c - b)t_{N - 2} + \cdots + (q - p)t_1 $$ wheretk are the pulse times anda, b, c take on values 1, 0, − 1. From the general expression the amplitudes of echoes due to sequences of 2, 3 and 4 pulses are obtained as special cases. Distinct echo sequences determined by time relations among the incident pulses are discussed. The echo sequences exhibit interesting features which are of significance in the application of the phenomenon in holophony, etc.

    • Author Affiliations


      H G Venkatesh1 G G Sarkar1

      1. Department of Physics, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi - 835215
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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