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Published January 1979 | public
Journal Article

Photon echoes and coherence of luminescent molecules


In this paper, the origin of molecular optical coherence is discussed. Special emphasis is given to the detection of this optical coherence in gases and solids using emission spectroscopy. Finally, we briefly discuss a theory for dephasing in condensed phases that relates optical T_1 and T_2 to molecular processes.

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© 1979 Elsevier B.V. Contribution No. 5825; this work was supported by a grant from NSF, and was presented as a lecture by A.H. Zewail at the ICL in Paris, July 1978. One of us (AHZ) would like to acknowledge useful discussions on the Ramsey fringes methods with Profs. N. Bloembergen, K. Shimoda and M. Levenson. The partial support of this work by the National Science Foundation is greatly appreciated.

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