Wavepacket dynamics and time-domain spectroscopy in atomic rubidium

A. L. Oldenburg, James Gary Eden

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Abstract

The dynamical behavior of wavepackets in Rb has been observed by monitoring the evolving frequency composition of the wavepacket. Ultraviolet (UV) emission is observed and the spatial and spectral characteristics of the radiation are well described by axially phase-matched four wave mixing. Modulation of the UV signal is observed which is associated with energy level differences between the atomic eigenstates constituting the wavepacket. The over which beats are observed allows for the frequency components of the wavepacket to be measured to within 0.1 cm-1.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages176-177
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (QELS '99) - Baltimore, MD, USA
Duration: May 23 1999May 28 1999

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1999 Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (QELS '99)
CityBaltimore, MD, USA
Period5/23/995/28/99

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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