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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 1994
  • pp: 746–748

Photon-echo interferometry

A. M. Bacon, H. Z. Zhao, P. J. Laverty, L. J. Wang, and J. E. Thomas  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 19, Issue 10, pp. 746-748 (1994)

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Temporal interference between photon echoes of adjacent transitions in simple atoms is demonstrated, yielding suppression of the echo intensity by a factor of 104. The method provides a sensitive probe of perturbations that differentially affect the phase of the dipole moments for the adjacent transitions.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: December 3, 1993
Published: May 15, 1994

A. M. Bacon, H. Z. Zhao, P. J. Laverty, L. J. Wang, and J. E. Thomas, "Photon-echo interferometry," Opt. Lett. 19, 746-748 (1994)

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