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Electro-Optic Generation Of Coherent Optical Transients
Author(s): D. Anafi; A. Z. Genack
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Paper Abstract

Optical Transient Experiments allow one to probe the coherent interaction of light with matter, as well as measure the time for energy transfer, T1, and loss of phase coherence, T2, in atoms, molecules and solids. Coherent optical transients are induced when the interaction of light with the sample is changed in a time which is short compared to T2. The interaction can be modified by changing the amplitude, frequency or phase of the existing laser light. This can be accomplished with an electro-optic modulator which makes it possible to electronically control a wide variety of laser experiments. The method of electro-optic laser phase and frequency switching with an extra-cavity modulator is discussed below.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 January 1980
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0202, Active Optical Devices, (30 January 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958101
Show Author Affiliations
D. Anafi, Lasermetrics, Inc. (United States)
A. Z. Genack, Exxon Research and Engineering Company (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0202:
Active Optical Devices
John Tracy, Editor(s)

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