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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 16 — Aug. 8, 2005
  • pp: 6033–6038

Quantum interference in organic solid

Aleksander Rebane, Niklas Christensson, Mikhail Drobizhev, Yuriy Stepanenko, and Charles W. Spangler  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 16, pp. 6033-6038 (2005)

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We demonstrate high contrast quantum interference between one-photon and three-photon absorption pathways in an organic solid at room temperature. Illumination of a thin polymer film activated with fluorescing dendrimer chromophores of large three photon absorption cross section with two simultaneous femtosecond pulses at near-IR frequency ω and its third harmonic UV frequency 3ω results in a spatial interference fringe pattern observable by eye.

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(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects

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Original Manuscript: April 25, 2005
Revised Manuscript: July 20, 2005
Published: August 8, 2005

Aleksander Rebane, Niklas Christensson, Mikhail Drobizhev, Yuriy Stepanenko, and Charles Spangler, "Quantum interference in organic solid," Opt. Express 13, 6033-6038 (2005)

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