Observation of linewidth narrowing due to coherent stabilization of quantum fluctuations Article

cited authors

  • Gauthier, DJ; Zhu, Y; Mossberg, TW

fiu authors

abstract

  • Quantum fluctuations of an optical transition moment are observed to be suppressed by strong coherent excitation of a weak auxiliary transition. The stabilization is manifest through the appearance of subnatural linewidths in the resonance fluorescence spectrum and is due to coherent mixing of atomic states. Our results are in quantitative agreement with the predictions of L. M. Narducci et al. [Phys. Rev. A 42, 1630 (1990)]. © 1991 The American Physical Society.

publication date

  • January 1, 1991

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 2460

end page

  • 2463

volume

  • 66

issue

  • 19