Observation of linewidth narrowing due to coherent stabilization of quantum fluctuations


Journal Article

Quantum fluctuations of an optical transition moment are observed to be suppressed by strong coherent excitation of a weak auxiliary transition. The stabilization is manifest through the appearance of subnatural linewidths in the resonance fluorescence spectrum and is due to coherent mixing of atomic states. Our results are in quantitative agreement with the predictions of L. M. Narducci et al. [Phys. Rev. A 42, 1630 (1990)]. © 1991 The American Physical Society.

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Cited Authors

  • Gauthier, DJ; Zhu, Y; Mossberg, TW

Published Date

  • January 1, 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 66 / 19

Start / End Page

  • 2460 - 2463

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-9007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevLett.66.2460

Citation Source

  • Scopus