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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 1996
  • pp: 1579–1581

Generation of incoherent mid-infrared photon echoes with parametrically downconverted light

Sander Woutersen, Mischa Bonn, Marco J. P. Brugmans, Uli Emmerichs, and Huib J. Bakker  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 19, pp. 1579-1581 (1996)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.21.001579


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Abstract

We present a demonstration of mid-infrared photon echoes generated with parametrically downconverted incoherent light. The photon echoes generated in this way enable one to study the dynamics of vibrations in the 1.5–4.0-μm wavelength region with subpicosecond time resolution.

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History
Original Manuscript: April 29, 1996
Published: October 1, 1996

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Sander Woutersen, Mischa Bonn, Marco J. P. Brugmans, Uli Emmerichs, and Huib J. Bakker, "Generation of incoherent mid-infrared photon echoes with parametrically downconverted light," Opt. Lett. 21, 1579-1581 (1996)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-21-19-1579


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