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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2000
  • pp: 917–919

Temporal coherent control of a sequential transition in rubidium atoms

D. Felinto, L. H. Acioli, and S. S. Vianna  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 12, pp. 917-919 (2000)

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An experimental investigation of the coherent interaction of femtosecond pulses with two resonant sequential transitions of Rb atoms is presented. Fluorescence from the atomic system exhibits beating at a frequency given by difference in the sequential atomic transitions. The results are interpreted in terms of quantum interference in the induced coherence and its interaction with the field that results from a cooperative emission process.

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OCIS Codes
(020.0020) Atomic and molecular physics : Atomic and molecular physics
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

D. Felinto, L. H. Acioli, and S. S. Vianna, "Temporal coherent control of a sequential transition in rubidium atoms," Opt. Lett. 25, 917-919 (2000)

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