Abstract

Formation of coherent transients by incoherent light pulses has stimulated renewed interest in time-resolved coherent spectroscopy. Standard theories conveniently account for the weak-field regime experiments, but they fail to interpret the power effects that occur during resonant excitation of a sample by time-delayed, correlated, broadband laser pulses. We report on a new approach to this problem. We have been able to determine the expectation value of the population grating induced by two time-delayed, correlated, broadband light pulses under the limitation that one of the fields is weak. We have developed a diagrammatic technique that seems promising for the calculation of actual coherent-transient signals in the strong-field regime.

© 1988 Optical Society of America

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