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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 8, Iss. 11 — May. 21, 2001
  • pp: 617–623

Quantum interference effects in a femtosecond-dephasing medium

H. Nishioka, H. Koutaka, and K. Ueda  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 8, Issue 11, pp. 617-623 (2001)

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Abstract Coherence control in a λ-type three-level system having an ultrafast (<10 fs) dephasing time has been demonstrated. Coherences in the multilevel system were excited by an intense supercontinuum yielding terahertz Rabi frequencies. The coherence was controlled by changing the interaction phase between the excited coherences and the broadband light field in the double-pulse pumping scheme.

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OCIS Codes
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

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Original Manuscript: April 4, 2001
Published: May 21, 2001

Hajime Nishioka, H. Koutaka, and Ken-ichi Ueda, "Quantum interference effects in a femtosecond-dephasing medium," Opt. Express 8, 617-623 (2001)

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