General Theory for Collisional Effects in Quantum Beat Spectroscopy

  • R. M. Herman
  • K. S. Meyer
Conference paper


The effects of collisions on quantum beats obtained following sudden excitation of a multiplet of states which simultaneously decay to a lower state or a lower multiplet are considered. The photobeats are associated with single-photon decay, as opposed to two- or more-photon correlations and, as such, represent the effects of intra-atomic coherence [1,2].


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. M. Herman
    • 1
  • K. S. Meyer
    • 1
  1. 1.The Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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