Effects of pulse shaping in laser spectroscopy and nuclear magnetic resonance.

Journal Article (Review;Journal Article)

Pulsed excitation fields are routinely used in most laser and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) experiments. In the NMR case, constant amplitude (rectangular) pulses have traditionally been used; in laser spectroscopy the exact pulse shape is often unknown or changes from shot to shot. This article is an overview of the effects of radio-frequency and laser pulse shapes and the instrumental requirements for pulse shaping. NMR applications to selective excitation, solvent suppression, elimination of phase roll, and reduced power dissipation are discussed, as are optical applications to soliton generation, velocity selective excitation, and quantitative population transfer.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Warren, WS

Published Date

  • November 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 242 / 4880

Start / End Page

  • 878 - 884

PubMed ID

  • 3055299

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1095-9203

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0036-8075

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1126/science.3055299


  • eng