Observation of oscillations in resonance absorption from a coherent superposition of atomic states

Theodore W. Ducas, Michael G. Littman, Myron L. Zimmerman

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Abstract

A technique is described for high-resolution spectroscopy using resonance absorption from a laser to monitor the time evolution of a coherently excited superposition of atomic states. As a demonstration a measurement was made of the 3P122 hyperfine splitting in sodium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1752-1754
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume35
Issue number26
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1975
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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