Theory of time-delayed measurement: Subnatural linewidth and transient dip spectroscopy

Hai Woong Lee, Pierre Meystre, Marlan O. Scully

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Abstract

Time-delayed measurement of naturally broadened transitions can lead to a narrowing of the linewidth. Moreover, under appropriate conditions, it may result in the appearance of a dip at the line center. An analysis of time-delayed measurement thus provides a theoretical basis for useful optical techniques yielding high spectral resolution. Such an analysis is presented in this work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1914-1924
Number of pages11
JournalPhysical Review A
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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