Abstract

Spectra that are narrower than the natural width of decaying states can be achieved by beginning the observation of signals at a fixed delay time after excitation rather than immediately afterward. These signals are weaker (and noisier) than the full, time-unresolved signals. Applications of this line-narrowing technique to precision spectroscopy are discussed, and the properties of the resulting signals are studied. Numerical simulations demonstrate that time-resolved line narrowing is highly desirable in a large number of cases.

© 1980 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
More Like This
Dynamics of localized excitations from energy and time resolved spectroscopy

Nikolaus Schwentner
Appl. Opt. 19(23) 4104-4114 (1980)

Time resolved spectroscopy of large bore Xe flashlamps for use in large aperture amplifiers

John H. Kelly, David C. Brown, and Kenneth Teegarden
Appl. Opt. 19(22) 3817-3823 (1980)

Sub-Doppler Raman saturation spectroscopy

Adelbert Owyoung and Peter Esherick
Opt. Lett. 5(10) 421-423 (1980)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (4)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (2)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription