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  • Vol. 5, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 1980
  • pp: 79–81

Laser-saturation spectroscopy with optical pumping

M. S. Feld, M. M. Burns, T. U. Kühl, P. G. Pappas, and D. E. Murnick  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 5, Issue 2, pp. 79-81 (1980)

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Unique features can occur in laser-saturation spectroscopy experiments in which optical pumping is present. These are described and demonstrated in atomic sodium and barium.

© 1980 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: October 15, 1979
Published: February 1, 1980

M. S. Feld, D. E. Murnick, M. M. Burns, T. U. Kühl, and P. G. Pappas, "Laser-saturation spectroscopy with optical pumping," Opt. Lett. 5, 79-81 (1980)

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  1. See V. S. Letokhov, V. P. Chebotayev, Nonlinear Laser Spectroscopy, Vol. 4, D. L. MacAdam, ed. (Springer, Berlin, 1977).
  2. M. S. Feld, in Fundamental and Applied Laser Physics, M. S. Feld, N. A. Kurnit, A. Javan, eds. (Wiley, New York, 1973), p. 369, and references therein.
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  9. T. U. Kühl, to be published.
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  13. See, for example, M. S. Feld in Frontiers in Laser Spectroscopy, R. Balian, S. Haroche, S. Liberman, eds. (North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1977), Vol. 1, p. 203.
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