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Two-Photon Light Shift in Optically Pumped FIR Lasers

  • W. J. Firth
  • C. R. Pidgeon
  • B. W. Davis
  • A. Vass
Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 30)

Abstract

We have made the first observation of a far-infrared two-photon light shift (2PLS). The 2PLS — an excess splitting of the gain peaks due to bidirectional pumping — is monitored by beating the output of two 15NH3 OPFIRL’s [1]. The effect is related to, but distinct from that observed by BIALAS, FIRTH and TOSCHEK [2], and is described by the three-level system model of FELDMAN and FELD [3].

Keywords

Gain Peak Pump Field Edinburgh Instrument Rate Equation Model Pump Component 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. J. Firth
    • 1
  • C. R. Pidgeon
    • 1
  • B. W. Davis
    • 1
  • A. Vass
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsHeriot-Watt UniversityRiccarton, EdinburghUK

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