We have observed short-duration birefringence in C vapor 38 and 76 psec after excitation with a mode-locked (∼ 5 psec duration) 1.06-μm glass: laser pulse. These bursts are attributed to the time evolution of a coherent sum of rotational superposition states.
- Received 6 January 1975
- Published in the issue dated 26 May 1975
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