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  • Vol. 10, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1985
  • pp: 405–407

Theory of two-photon resonance fluorescence

David A. Holm and Murray Sargent, III  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 10, Issue 8, pp. 405-407 (1985)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.10.000405


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Abstract

We present calculations of the spontaneous-emission spectrum from a two-photon two-level system in the presence of an arbitrarily intense monochromatic field at half of the two-photon transition frequency. The single-photon counterpart to this is called resonance fluorescence. Because of the complexity of the two-photon two-level model, many effects arise that are absent in the one-photon problem. In particular, we show how the Rayleigh scattering from this system is markedly different and discuss the role of Stark shifts on the emission spectrum.

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History
Original Manuscript: April 1, 1985
Manuscript Accepted: May 28, 1985
Published: August 1, 1985

Citation
David A. Holm and Murray Sargent, "Theory of two-photon resonance fluorescence," Opt. Lett. 10, 405-407 (1985)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-10-8-405


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