Phase-Dependent Lineshape in Multiple Pump-Probe Interactions

  • H. Huang
  • J. H. Eberly
Conference paper


The use of pump-probe techniques in spectroscopy is well-known in a number of contexts, and we will not attempt a literature review. Our interest here is in the lineshapes that are found in a certain long-time/short-time regime in which relative phasing of pump and probe fields can be critical. We consider times sufficiently short that all relaxation effects can be ignored, but sufficiently long that atomic response can be sensibly averaged over many Rabi periods. This long-time/short-time regime can only occur if the interesting Rabi frequencies are very much greater than all relaxation rates.


Rabi Frequency Subharmonic Resonance Bloch Vector Strong Pump Initial Phase Difference 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Huang
    • 1
  • J. H. Eberly
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of RochesterRochesterUSA

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