We demonstrate an ultrafast transient, ring-shaped population grating induced by an ultrashort hollow Gaussian laser bullet by solving the three-dimensional full-wave Maxwell-Bloch equations. Through adjusting the beam waist and the area of the pulse, we can control the number of lines and the period of the grating. Based on this coherent control scheme, a door to produce gratings with complex transverse structure is opened.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 8 Jan 2008|