Far-Infrared Superradiance in Methyl Fluoride

  • A. T. Rosenberger
  • S. J. Petuchowski
  • T. A. DeTemple
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The cooperative spontaneous emission of radiation, or superradiance [1], should be observable from initially fully inverted molecular systems which have high gain and are either 1) shorter than a cooperation length [2], or 2) inverted by means of swept excitation [3]. The emission from an extended cylindrical sample should occur as delayed pulses, the intensity, width and delay of which depend on the density ρ of excited molecules and on the length L and cross-sectional area A of the sample.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. T. Rosenberger
    • 1
  • S. J. Petuchowski
    • 1
  • T. A. DeTemple
    • 1
  1. 1.University of IllinoisUrbanaUSA

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