We present studies of superfluorescent pulses observed at 420.3 nm from a sample of laser cooled rubidium atoms that are excited to the 5D<sub>5/2</sub> excited state by a two-photon transition from the 5S<sub>1/2</sub> ground state.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(020.0020) Atomic and molecular physics : Atomic and molecular physics
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.6630) Quantum optics : Superradiance, superfluorescence
E. Paradis, B. Barrett, A. Kumarakrishnan, and G. Raithel, "Observation of Superfluorescent Emissions from Laser Cooled Rb Atoms," in Frontiers in Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper JWD30.
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