The Time Development of Two-Photon Absorption

  • L. Allen
Conference paper


Recently Allen & Stroud, using a density matrix approach, developed a general theory1 to describe the excitation of a highlying atomic or molecular state by the absorption of n photons from n different lasers. It was assumed that no intermediate states were resonantly excited. In the most general form the process is described by a set of n-photon Bloch equations.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Allen
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Mathematical and Physical SciencesUniversity of SussexBrighton, SussexEngland

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