Resonant Fast-Beam/Laser Interactions: Saturated Absorption and Two-Photon Absorption

  • Ove Poulsen


The advent of lasers in spectroscopy has made possible highly precise measurements of spectroscopic as well as of fundamental interest, Particular emphasis has been put onto the elimination of the Doppler effect, which was one of the main obstacles in classical spectroscopy. This can be achieved using well collimated atomic beams or non-linear field/atom interactions, which, combined with quantum interference methods, are capable of yielding a resolution beyond the natural linewidth. In historical perspective, these methods were developed because of the problems associated with the Doppler effect, the possibilities offered by the high intensity and narrow spectral band width of lasers and, most important, an ever persistent wish to obtain very high optical resolution.


Laser Field Rabi Frequency Hole Burning Doppler Width Doppler Profile 
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  • Ove Poulsen
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  1. 1.Institute of PhysicsUniversity of AarhusAarhus CDenmark

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