Phase dependent interference effects on atomic excitation

Pankaj K. Jha, Hebin Li, Vladimir A. Sautenkov, Yuri V. Rostovtsev, Marlan O. Scully

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We present an experimental and theoretical study of phase-dependent interference effects in multi-photon excitation under bichromatic radio-frequency (rf) field. Using an intense rf pulse, we study the interference between the three-photon and one-photon transition between the Zeeman sub-levels of the ground state of 87Rb that allows us to determine the carrier-envelope phase of the fields even for long pulses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2538-2541
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number10-11
StatePublished - May 15 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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