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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 8, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2001
  • pp: 28–43

The Livermore experience: Contributions of J. H. Eberly to laser excitation theory

Bruce W. Shore, Michael A. Johnson, Kenneth C. Kulander, and James I. Davis  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 8, Issue 2, pp. 28-43 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.8.000028


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Abstract

This article summarizes the developing understanding of coherent atomic excitation, as gained through a collaboration of J. H. Eberly with the Laser Isotope Separation Program of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, particularly aspects of coherence, population trapping, multilevel multiphoton excitation sequences, analytic solutions to multistate excitation chains, the quasicontinuum, pulse propagation, and noise. In addition to the discovery of several curious and unexpected properties of coherent excitation, mentioned here, the collaboration provided an excellent example of unexpected benefits from investment into basic research.

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OCIS Codes
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects

ToC Category:
Focus Issue: Quantum control of photons and matter

History
Original Manuscript: November 7, 2000
Published: January 15, 2001

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Bruce Shore, Michael Johnson, Kenneth Charles Kulander, and James Davis, "The Livermore experience: Contributions of J. H. Eberly to laser excitation theory," Opt. Express 8, 28-43 (2001)
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