Abstract

Doppler-free saturated absorption of a weak CO2 laser probe on SF6, which is caused by two noncollinear pump beams, is reported. A small-linewidth angular dependence was observed and can be predicted in agreement with a fifth-order perturbation calculation for a two-level atom.

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1988

1987

B. Bobin, Ch. J. Bordé, J. Bordé, Ch. Breant, J. Mol. Spectrosc. 121, 91 (1987).
[CrossRef]

1985

1984

M. Pinard, L. Julien, J. Phys. B 17, 3693 (1984); Ann. Phys. (Paris) 10, 1008 (1985).
[CrossRef]

1983

1981

L. Julien, M. Pinard, F. Laloe, Phys. Rev. Lett. 47, 564 (1981); M. Pinard, L. Julien, F. Laloe, J. Phys. (Paris) 43, 601 (1982).
[CrossRef]

1978

1976

A. T. Mattick, N. A. Kurnit, A. Javan, Chem. Phys. Lett. 38, 176 (1976); A. T. Mattick, A. Sanchez, N. A. Kurnit, A. Javan, Appl. Phys. Lett. 23, 675 (1973).
[CrossRef]

Abrams, R. L.

Bloch, D.

Bobin, B.

B. Bobin, Ch. J. Bordé, J. Bordé, Ch. Breant, J. Mol. Spectrosc. 121, 91 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Bordé, Ch. J.

B. Bobin, Ch. J. Bordé, J. Bordé, Ch. Breant, J. Mol. Spectrosc. 121, 91 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Bordé, J.

B. Bobin, Ch. J. Bordé, J. Bordé, Ch. Breant, J. Mol. Spectrosc. 121, 91 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Breant, Ch.

B. Bobin, Ch. J. Bordé, J. Bordé, Ch. Breant, J. Mol. Spectrosc. 121, 91 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Cesar, C. L.

Chebotaev, V. P.

V. S. Letokhov, V. P. Chebotaev, Nonlinear Laser Spectroscopy (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1977).

de Oliveira, P. C.

Ducloy, M.

Javan, A.

A. T. Mattick, N. A. Kurnit, A. Javan, Chem. Phys. Lett. 38, 176 (1976); A. T. Mattick, A. Sanchez, N. A. Kurnit, A. Javan, Appl. Phys. Lett. 23, 675 (1973).
[CrossRef]

Julien, L.

M. Pinard, L. Julien, J. Phys. B 17, 3693 (1984); Ann. Phys. (Paris) 10, 1008 (1985).
[CrossRef]

L. Julien, M. Pinard, F. Laloe, Phys. Rev. Lett. 47, 564 (1981); M. Pinard, L. Julien, F. Laloe, J. Phys. (Paris) 43, 601 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Kurnit, N. A.

A. T. Mattick, N. A. Kurnit, A. Javan, Chem. Phys. Lett. 38, 176 (1976); A. T. Mattick, A. Sanchez, N. A. Kurnit, A. Javan, Appl. Phys. Lett. 23, 675 (1973).
[CrossRef]

Laloe, F.

L. Julien, M. Pinard, F. Laloe, Phys. Rev. Lett. 47, 564 (1981); M. Pinard, L. Julien, F. Laloe, J. Phys. (Paris) 43, 601 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Letokhov, V. S.

V. S. Letokhov, V. P. Chebotaev, Nonlinear Laser Spectroscopy (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1977).

Lind, R. C.

Mattick, A. T.

A. T. Mattick, N. A. Kurnit, A. Javan, Chem. Phys. Lett. 38, 176 (1976); A. T. Mattick, A. Sanchez, N. A. Kurnit, A. Javan, Appl. Phys. Lett. 23, 675 (1973).
[CrossRef]

Pinard, M.

M. Pinard, L. Julien, J. Phys. B 17, 3693 (1984); Ann. Phys. (Paris) 10, 1008 (1985).
[CrossRef]

L. Julien, M. Pinard, F. Laloe, Phys. Rev. Lett. 47, 564 (1981); M. Pinard, L. Julien, F. Laloe, J. Phys. (Paris) 43, 601 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Rios Leite, J. R.

Tabosa, J. W. R.

Chem. Phys. Lett.

A. T. Mattick, N. A. Kurnit, A. Javan, Chem. Phys. Lett. 38, 176 (1976); A. T. Mattick, A. Sanchez, N. A. Kurnit, A. Javan, Appl. Phys. Lett. 23, 675 (1973).
[CrossRef]

J. Mol. Spectrosc.

B. Bobin, Ch. J. Bordé, J. Bordé, Ch. Breant, J. Mol. Spectrosc. 121, 91 (1987).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am.

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

J. Phys. B

M. Pinard, L. Julien, J. Phys. B 17, 3693 (1984); Ann. Phys. (Paris) 10, 1008 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Rev. Lett.

L. Julien, M. Pinard, F. Laloe, Phys. Rev. Lett. 47, 564 (1981); M. Pinard, L. Julien, F. Laloe, J. Phys. (Paris) 43, 601 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Other

V. S. Letokhov, V. P. Chebotaev, Nonlinear Laser Spectroscopy (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1977).

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental diagram for double-standard absorption. The experiment for regular saturated absorption is done by blocking beam F2 and using the Ω1 chopper. G, grating; PZT, piezoelectric transducer; BS1 and BS2, beam splitters.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Typical line shapes obtained for (a) single-saturated and (b) double-saturated absorption in SF6. The SF6 pressure is 50 mTorr, and θ = 10 mrad.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Angular dependence of the linewidths (FWHM) for single- and double-saturated absorption in SF6 at a fixed pressure of 100 mTorr. The solid curve is the third-order calculation for single-pump saturation.

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f ( Δ ) = 2 Δ 4 + 15 Δ 2 + 33 ( Δ 2 + 1 ) 2 ( 4 Δ 2 + 9 ) ,

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