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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2013
  • pp: 570–572

Interference-induced peak splitting in extreme ultraviolet superfluorescence

Ni Cui, Christoph H. Keitel, and Mihai Macovei  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 4, pp. 570-572 (2013)

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We investigate the laser-induced quantum interference in extreme ultraviolet superfluorescence (SF) occurring in a dense gas of Λ-type helium atoms coupled by a coherent laser field in the visible region. Due to the constructive interatomic and intraatomic interferences, the SF can split in two pulses conveniently controlled by the gas density and intensity of the driving field, suggesting potential applications for pump-probe experiments.

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OCIS Codes
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(270.6630) Quantum optics : Superradiance, superfluorescence
(140.3325) Lasers and laser optics : Laser coupling

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: November 2, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: December 24, 2012
Published: February 13, 2013

Ni Cui, Christoph H. Keitel, and Mihai Macovei, "Interference-induced peak splitting in extreme ultraviolet superfluorescence," Opt. Lett. 38, 570-572 (2013)

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