Observation of a two-photon gain feature in the strong-probe absorption spectrum of driven two-level atoms Article

cited authors

  • Zhu, Y; Wu, Q; Morin, S; Mossberg, TW

fiu authors

abstract

  • A feature associated with continuous-wave two-photon optical gain has been observed in the absorption spectrum of an ensemble of barium atoms driven by a strong near-resonant optical field. In the dressed-atom picture, the observed gain is attributable to inverted two-photon transitions with nearly resonant intermediate states. A cw optical two-photon laser utilizing this gain appears feasible. © 1990 The American Physical Society.

publication date

  • January 1, 1990

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 1200

end page

  • 1203

volume

  • 65

issue

  • 10