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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Vol. 3, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 1986
  • pp: 483–487

Photon locking

E. T. Sleva, I. M. Xavier, Jr., and A. H. Zewail  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 3, Issue 4, pp. 483-487 (1986)

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A novel observation of photon locking—the optical analog of spin locking—is reported, demonstrating the applicability of phase-coherent pulse sequences. The experiments are reported for the optical transition of iodine gas at 589.7 nm using the pulse sequence XYXXY X ¯. Locking decay rates are presented as a function of pressure and compared with optical dephasing (echo-decay) rates.

© 1986 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: September 30, 1985
Manuscript Accepted: November 19, 1985
Published: April 1, 1986

E. T. Sleva, I. M. Xavier, and A. H. Zewail, "Photon locking," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 3, 483-487 (1986)

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