Saturation spectroscopy with laser optical pumping in atomic barium

Academic Article


  • The magnitude and sign of laser saturation resonances induced in atomic transitions with level degeneracy can be dramatically altered by the presence of optical pumping. This paper presents a detailed theoretical treatment of optical-pumping Lamb dips and crossover resonances, and their experimental observation in the 553-nm barium resonance transition. The physical principles underlying the laser optical-pumping saturation effect are also discussed. © 1980 The American Physical Society.
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    Author List

  • Pappas PG; Burns MM; Hinshelwood DD; Feld MS; Murnick DE
  • Start Page

  • 1955
  • End Page

  • 1968
  • Volume

  • 21
  • Issue

  • 6