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Ultrahigh-frequency interference beats in transient, incoherent-light four-wave mixing

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An angled-beam, transient four-wave mixing experiment is described in which nanosecond-duration, broad-bandwidth excitation pulses are employed to measure picosecond collisional dephasing and subpicosecond interference beats in atomic Rb vapor. The 7.2-THz interference beat, which corresponds to a 237 cm−1 Rb fine-structure splitting, is apparently the fastest material-specific beat yet observed. We discuss practical limitations on the time resolution attainable with this technique and propose means of circumventing them by using broad-bandwidth collinear excitation beams and an angled narrow-bandwidth probe.

© 1986 Optical Society of America

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