Observing the transition from yoked superfluorescence to superradiance

Zhenhuan Yi, Pankaj K. Jha, Luqi Yuan, Dmitri V. Voronine, Gombojav O. Ariunbold, Alexander M. Sinyukov, Ziyun Di, Vladmir A. Sautenkov, Yuri V. Rostovtsev, Alexei V. Sokolov

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We investigate cooperative emission from a rubidium vapor, and demonstrate a controlled transition from yoked superfluorescence to three-photon-induced superradiance by driving the medium with co-propagating ultrashort laser pulses. We study temporal emission profiles and time delays on a picosecond time scale and compare the measured pulse shapes with simulations. Our results suggest strategies to improve efficiency of mirrorless lasers and superradiant light sources.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-49
Number of pages5
JournalOptics Communications
StatePublished - Sep 15 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Rubidium
  • Superradiance
  • Yoked superfluorescence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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