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Doppler-free spectroscopy in driven three-Level systems

Rapol, UD and Natarajan, V (2004) Doppler-free spectroscopy in driven three-Level systems. In: The European Physical Journal D - Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 28 (3). pp. 317-322.

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We demonstrate two techniques for studying the features of three-level systems driven by two lasers (called control and probe), when the transitions are Doppler broadened as in room-temperature vapor. For Λ-type systems, the probe laser is split to produce a counter-propagating pump beam that saturates the transition for the zero-velocity atoms. Probe transmission then shows Doppler-free peaks which can even have sub-natural linewidth. For V-type systems, the transmission of the control beam is detected as the probe laser is scanned. The signal shows Doppler-free peaks when the probe laser is resonant with transitions for the zero-velocity group. Both techniques greatly simplify the study of threelevel systems since theoretical predictions can be directly compared without complications from Doppler broadening and the presence of multiple hyperfine levels in the spectrum.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: The European Physical Journal D - Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Publisher: Springer Berlin / Heidelberg
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Springer.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2006
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:29
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/7823

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