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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)

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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.

© 1985 Optical Society of America

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

David A. Holm and Murray Sargent, "Theory of two-photon resonance fluorescence," Opt. Lett. 10, 405-407 (1985)

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