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Photon locking

Sleva, E. T. and Xavier, I. M., Jr. and Zewail, A. H. (1986) Photon locking. Journal of the Optical Society of America B, 3 (4). pp. 483-487. ISSN 0740-3224. doi:10.1364/JOSAB.3.000483.

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A novel observation of photon locking—the optical analog of spin locking—is reported, demonstrating the applicability of phase-coherent pulse sequences. The experiments are reported for the optical transition of iodine gas at 589.7 nm using the pulse sequence XYX-XYX̄. Locking decay rates are presented as a function of pressure and compared with optical dephasing (echo-decay) rates.

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Additional Information:© 1986 Optical Society of America. Received September 30, 1985; accepted November 19, 1985. It is a pleasure to acknowledge stimulating discussions with W. S. Warren and a helpful discussion with R. G. Brewer. This research was funded by the National Science Foundation (DMR-8521191). I. M. Xavier, Jr., acknowledges a graduate fellowship from CAPES and UFPE (Brazil).
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Official Citation:E. T. Sleva, I. M. Xavier, Jr., and A. H. Zewail, "Photon locking," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 3, 483-487 (1986)
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