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Effects of a modulation of the pump-polarization in a degenerate pump/probe experiment

  • H. Mesnil
  • M.C. Schanne-Klein
  • F. Hache

Abstract:

The effects of the pump-polarization in a degenerate pump/probe experiment are analyzed. It is shown that modulating the pump polarization from linear to circular induces a modulation in the probe absorption change that allows to separate various contributions that are mixed in the signal. An experimental demonstration is carried out in a laser dye (Coumarin 500).

PACS. 42.50.Md Optical transient phenomena: quantum beats, photon echo, free-induction decay, dephasings and revivals, optical nutation, and self-induced transparency - 42.81.Gs Birefringence, polarization 

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© EDP Sciences, Springer-Verlag 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Mesnil
    • 1
  • M.C. Schanne-Klein
    • 1
  • F. Hache
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire d'Optique Quantique du CNRS, École Polytechnique, 91128 Palaiseau Cedex, FranceFR

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