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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2010
  • pp: 832–834

Ramsey spectroscopy of bound atomic states with extreme-ultraviolet laser harmonics

I. Liontos, S. Cavalieri, C. Corsi, R. Eramo, S. Kaziannis, A. Pirri, E. Sali, and M. Bellini  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 6, pp. 832-834 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.000832


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Abstract

We report the experimental measurement of Ramsey interference fringes in the single-photon excitation to a high-lying bound state of atomic argon by pairs of phase-locked, time-delayed, extreme UV high-order-harmonic pulses at 87 nm . High-visibility Ramsey fringes are observed for delays larger than 100 ps , thus demonstrating a potential resolving power > 10 5 at this wavelength.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4160) Nonlinear optics : Multiharmonic generation
(300.6560) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, x-ray
(320.7150) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast spectroscopy

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 6, 2009
Revised Manuscript: December 22, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 3, 2010
Published: March 11, 2010

Citation
I. Liontos, S. Cavalieri, C. Corsi, R. Eramo, S. Kaziannis, A. Pirri, E. Sali, and M. Bellini, "Ramsey spectroscopy of bound atomic states with extreme-ultraviolet laser harmonics," Opt. Lett. 35, 832-834 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-6-832


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