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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2011
  • pp: 3224–3226

Spatial–spectral distribution of Rabi radiation generated in plasma

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


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 16, pp. 3224-3226 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.003224


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Abstract

We report observation and control of the spatial–spectral distributions of coherent, dynamic Rabi sideband radiation. The Rabi sidebands result from the interaction of a shaped picosecond probe laser of intensity 10 10 W cm 2 , with neutral excited atomic oxygen generated in a laser-induced microplasma. The spatial–spectral distribution is measured and compared for picosecond laser pulses having either an asymmetric temporal shape or a Gaussian temporal shape. The resulting spatial–spectral distributions are in quantitative agreement with theoretical predictions that account for the radial intensity distribution of the picosecond probe pulse.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1670) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherent optical effects
(020.1335) Atomic and molecular physics : Atom optics
(020.2649) Atomic and molecular physics : Strong field laser physics
(140.3538) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, pulsed
(070.7345) Fourier optics and signal processing : Wave propagation

ToC Category:
Atomic and Molecular Physics

History
Original Manuscript: May 6, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 12, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 13, 2011
Published: August 15, 2011

Citation
G. Heck, R. Compton, A. Filin, M. Plewicki, D. A. Romanov, and R. J. Levis, "Spatial–spectral distribution of Rabi radiation generated in plasma," Opt. Lett. 36, 3224-3226 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-16-3224

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