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Incoherent resonance decay and coherent optical ringing from coherently prepared electronic states: a new technique for probing phase memory and radiationless relaxation in gases and solids

Zewail, A. H. and Orlowski, T. E. and Dawson, D. R. (1976) Incoherent resonance decay and coherent optical ringing from coherently prepared electronic states: a new technique for probing phase memory and radiationless relaxation in gases and solids. Chemical Physics Letters, 44 (2). pp. 379-384. ISSN 0009-2614. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20160927-112619842

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Abstract

A new technique is developed for measuring the incoherent resonance decay (IRD) and the coherent optical ringing of selectively (±3 MHz) prepared electronic states in solids and gases. The method utilizes electro-optic switching of a single laser mode that is on or off resonance with respect to the homogeneous molecular packets in the excited ensemble. The technique was applied to a variety of systems to give information about their phase memory (optical T_2 processes), radiative and radiationless decay (optical T_1 processes), and to measure directly their optical transition moment between the ground state and the prepared electronic state.


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Additional Information:© 1976 Elsevier B.V. Received 20 August 1976. This work was supported in part by the Sloan Fund. One of us (AHZ) would like to thank Kevin Jones for fruitful discussions. The help of Duane Smith and Roy Mead is greatly appreciated. We would like to acknowledge the partial support of the NSF under grant number MPS 73-04613.
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Official Citation:A.H. Zewail, T.E. Orlowski, D.R. Dawson, Incoherent resonance decay and coherent optical ringing from coherently prepared electronic states: a new technique for probing phase memory and radiationless relaxation in gases and solids, Chemical Physics Letters, Volume 44, Issue 2, 1 December 1976, Pages 379-384, ISSN 0009-2614, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0009-2614(76)80535-0. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0009261476805350)
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