Probing an Excited State Transition Using Quantum Beats

  • Christopher G. WadeEmail author
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We observe the dynamics of an excited-state transition in a room temperature atomic vapour using hyperfine quantum beats. The experiment consists of a pulsed excitation of the caesium D\(_2\) transition, and continuous-wave driving of an excited-state transition from the 6P\(_{3/2}\) state to the 7S\(_{1/2}\) state.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsDurham UniversityDurhamUK

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