Generation of narrowband inversion with broadband laser pulses

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We show experimentally, here for Na vapor, and theoretically that picosecond frequency-swept laser pulses create in multilevel systems an inversion profile that is far narrower than the pulse spectrum. This selectivity persists even when the Rabi frequency is substantially larger than the spacing between pumped and suppressed transitions. © 1992 The American Physical Society.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Melinger, JS; Gandhi, SR; Hariharan, A; Tull, JX; Warren, WS

Published Date

  • January 1, 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 68 / 13

Start / End Page

  • 2000 - 2003

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-9007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevLett.68.2000

Citation Source

  • Scopus