Quantum Beat Spectroscopy using Tunable Pulsed Dye Lasers

  • Serge Haroche
  • Jeffrey A. Paisner


The recently developed broadly tunable N2 — laser pumped pulsed dye lasers are an ideal source of light excitation for Quantum Beat experiments. Using one of these lasers, we have observed optically induced hyperfine Quantum Beats in the 72P3/2 state of Cs . This experiment shows that the detection of dye laser induced Quantum Beats may be developed as a practical tool in high resolution spectroscopy without Doppler effect. Some speculations regarding future applications of the technique are considered.


Intense Light Pulse Coherent Superposition Quantum Beat Beat Pattern High Resolution Spectroscopy 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • Serge Haroche
    • 1
  • Jeffrey A. Paisner
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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