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Coherent transient spectroscopy with continuous wave quantum cascade lasers.
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PMID:  23321575     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
A high power continuous wave quantum cascade laser operating around 1900 cm(-1) has been used to conduct Lamb dip spectroscopy on a low pressure sample of NO. The widths of the Lamb dips indicate that the laser linewidth is 800 ± 60 kHz and the power sufficient to induce significant population transfer of up to 35%. While the Lamb dip signals are symmetric at low laser chirp rates, they become increasingly asymmetric as the chirp rate increases, further confirming the significant degree of population transfer. In addition rapid passage structure on the Lamb dip signal is observed after the weak probe beam is swept through the line center. This structure is sensitive to both the probe chirp rate and the underlying hyperfine structure of the rovibrational transition, and is accurately modeled using the optical Bloch equations.
James M R Kirkbride; Sarah K Causier; Elin A McCormack; Damien Weidmann; Grant A D Ritchie
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1463-9084     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys Chem Chem Phys     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100888160     Medline TA:  Phys Chem Chem Phys     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QZ, UK.
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