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Title: Bichromatic two-photon coherent excitation of sodium to provide a dual-wavelength guidestar

Abstract

A bichromatic sodium guide star based on two-photon coherent excitation followed by cascade emission is considered. Results of density matrix computations, including Doppler averaging, are presented for both a three-level model and the full hyperfine structure of the sodium 3S , 3P , and 4S levels. These results indicate that the proposed scheme for a bichromatic guide star is feasible. (c) 2000 Optical Society of America.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20216382
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Optics Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 25; Journal Issue: 10; Other Information: PBD: 15 May 2000; Journal ID: ISSN 0146-9592
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; TELESCOPES; OPTICAL EQUIPMENT; SODIUM; EXCITATION; DENSITY MATRIX; MULTI-PHOTON PROCESSES; POPULATION INVERSION; THEORETICAL DATA

Citation Formats

Biegert, Jens, Diels, Jean-Claude, and Milonni, Peter W. Bichromatic two-photon coherent excitation of sodium to provide a dual-wavelength guidestar. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.1364/OL.25.000683.
Biegert, Jens, Diels, Jean-Claude, & Milonni, Peter W. Bichromatic two-photon coherent excitation of sodium to provide a dual-wavelength guidestar. United States. doi:10.1364/OL.25.000683.
Biegert, Jens, Diels, Jean-Claude, and Milonni, Peter W. Mon . "Bichromatic two-photon coherent excitation of sodium to provide a dual-wavelength guidestar". United States. doi:10.1364/OL.25.000683.
@article{osti_20216382,
title = {Bichromatic two-photon coherent excitation of sodium to provide a dual-wavelength guidestar},
author = {Biegert, Jens and Diels, Jean-Claude and Milonni, Peter W.},
abstractNote = {A bichromatic sodium guide star based on two-photon coherent excitation followed by cascade emission is considered. Results of density matrix computations, including Doppler averaging, are presented for both a three-level model and the full hyperfine structure of the sodium 3S , 3P , and 4S levels. These results indicate that the proposed scheme for a bichromatic guide star is feasible. (c) 2000 Optical Society of America.},
doi = {10.1364/OL.25.000683},
journal = {Optics Letters},
issn = {0146-9592},
number = 10,
volume = 25,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {5}
}