Effects of radiative decay in four-wave-mixing spectroscopy: Narrow resonances produced by nonconservation of population, alignment, and orientation

P. R. Berman, D. G. Steel, Galina Khitrova, Jing Liu

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We present experimental and theoretical results describing the presence of radiative-decay-induced narrow resonances in systems which do not conserve population, alignment, or orientation. We show how spectroscopic line-shape analysis of the nonlinear response can be used to determine all of the relaxation parameters characterizing a two-level atom.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)252-262
Number of pages11
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988


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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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