A set of three classical coupled pendulums is used to model the stimulated resonance Raman interaction. This model provides a simple, intuitive, physical description of the resonance Raman process and can also be used to interpret experimental observations, including the dynamics of Raman-induced transparency, the physical nature of Ramsey fringes in separated-field excitation, and the effects of off-resonant laser excitation. The model has also been extended to suggest what might be observed for strong laser fields.
© 1988 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 16, 1987
Manuscript Accepted: April 5, 1988
Published: August 1, 1988
P. R. Hemmer and M. G. Prentiss, "Coupled-pendulum model of the stimulated resonance Raman effect," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 5, 1613-1623 (1988)