Direct observation of optical precursors in a region of anomalous dispersion

Journal Article

We observe the creation of optical precursors when a step-modulated optical pulse propagates through a linear resonant absorber. The precursors are the dominant part of the transmitted field, displaying 100% transmission at their maximum amplitude. © 2005 Optical Society of America.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Jeong, H; Dawes, AM; Gauthier, DJ

Published Date

  • 2005

Published In

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2162-2701