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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2010
  • pp: 778–780

Origin of the spectral coherence in dynamically broadened Rabi sidebands

M. Plewicki, R. Compton, A. Filin, D. A. Romanov, and R. J. Levis  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 5, pp. 778-780 (2010)

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We demonstrate the coherent nature of dynamic Rabi-shifted sidebands arising when a picosecond probe laser interacts with a weakly ionized laser-generated microplasma. The coherence is manifested as spectral fringes observed in the sideband spectra. A model is presented that quantitatively predicts both the spectral phase and the spectral interference measured in the sidebands.

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OCIS Codes
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(020.2649) Atomic and molecular physics : Strong field laser physics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: December 4, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 8, 2010
Published: February 26, 2010

M. Plewicki, R. Compton, A. Filin, D. A. Romanov, and R. J. Levis, "Origin of the spectral coherence in dynamically broadened Rabi sidebands," Opt. Lett. 35, 778-780 (2010)

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