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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Vol. 3, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 1986
  • pp: 607–613

Two-photon free-induction decay

M. F. Marshman, P. M. Farrell, W. R. MacGillivray, and M. C. Standage  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 3, Issue 4, pp. 607-613 (1986)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.3.000607


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Abstract

Density matrix formalism is used to model two-photon free-induction decay from a ladder-type, three-level scheme with a resonant intermediate state. Counterpropagating light beams are assumed. Only the upper transition is frequency shifted out of resonance with the injected field. Results indicate departure from single-photon behavior; in particular, there is a π phase shift in the oscillations when the Rabi frequencies associated with each transition are comparable in magnitude. The theory is applied to the 32S½ (F=1) − 32P½ − 42D3/2 excitation scheme of sodium.

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M. F. Marshman, P. M. Farrell, W. R. MacGillivray, and M. C. Standage, "Two-photon free-induction decay," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 3, 607-613 (1986)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-3-4-607

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