Accumulated photon echoes have been observed by use of a light-emitting diode. This is to our knowledge the first observation of photon echoes that are excited by a nonlaser light source. In the incoherent-light photon echo, the time resolution is equal to the inverse of the overall spectral width of the excitation light. Therefore we can easily get a high time resolution by using nonlaser light with a broad spectrum. Moreover the use of nonlaser light in the photon-echo experiment will extend the technique into wavelength regions where lasers are not currently available.
© 1993 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: January 26, 1993
Published: May 15, 1993
Hiroki Nakatsuka, Akihito Wakamiya, Kazi Monowar Abedin, and Toshiaki Hattori, "Accumulated photon echoes by using a nonlaser light source," Opt. Lett. 18, 832-834 (1993)