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Fluorescence Spectrum from a Three-Level Atom Interacting with a Monochromatic and Broadband Laser

  • R. Postiff
  • I. C. Khoo
  • P. K. Kuo
  • L. D. Favro
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Abstract

The fluorescence spectrum emitted from a three-level atom interacting with two strong resonant fields has received considerable attention. The three-level atom in the ladder-type configuration has been studied by Whitley and Stroud and others.1, 2 However, the V-type configuration (see insert figure 1) has received much less attention. Using a method similar to Whitley and Stroud a computer generated spectrum is calculated both on and near resonance. The resulting spectrum appears to be in some disagreement with the literature.3 However, our results can be understood on a physical basis by employing rate equation techniques and by an approximate calculation of the eigenvalues of the Hamiltonian.

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Postiff
    • 1
  • I. C. Khoo
    • 1
  • P. K. Kuo
    • 1
  • L. D. Favro
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyWayne State UniversityDetroitUSA

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