New Mechanism for the Production of Optical Resonances with Subnatural Width

  • Optical resonances with subnatural linewidth as narrow as 2.6 MHz have been observed with excellent signal-to-noise ratio in the Na D1 line (natural width 10 MHz) in a polarization spectroscopy experiment. The new, subnatural resonances arise from Zeeman coherences which are produced by a strong probe beam and destroyed by a velocity-selective optical Hanle effect. © 1982 The American Physical Society

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Author:Wojciech Gawlik, Joachim Kowalski, Frank Träger, Michael Vollmer
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.48.871
Parent Title (English):In: Physical Review Letters 48 (1982) 13, 871–873
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Year of Publishing:1982
Date of Publication (online):2014/01/13
Release Date:2014/01/13
First Page:871
Last Page:873
Institutes:Fachbereich Technik / Fachbereich Technik
Dewey Decimal Classification:Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / Physik / Physik
University Bibliography:Hochschulbibliographie
Licence (German):Creative Commons - Namensnennung, Nicht kommerziell, Keine Bearbeitung