Abstract

A set of three classical coupled pendulums is used to model the stimulated resonance Raman interaction. This model provides a simple, intuitive, physical description of the resonance Raman process and can also be used to interpret experimental observations, including the dynamics of Raman-induced transparency, the physical nature of Ramsey fringes in separated-field excitation, and the effects of off-resonant laser excitation. The model has also been extended to suggest what might be observed for strong laser fields.

© 1988 Optical Society of America

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