Observation of Coherent Transient Birefringence in CS2 Vapor

Phys. Rev. Lett. 34, 1299 – Published 26 May 1975
J. P. Heritage, T. K. Gustafson, and C. H. Lin


We have observed short-duration birefringence in CS2 vapor 38 and 76 psec after excitation with a mode-locked (∼ 5 psec duration) 1.06-μm glass: Nd3+ laser pulse. These bursts are attributed to the time evolution of a coherent sum of rotational superposition states.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.34.1299

  • Received 6 January 1975
  • Published in the issue dated 26 May 1975

© 1975 The American Physical Society

Authors & Affiliations

J. P. Heritage, T. K. Gustafson, and C. H. Lin

  • Electronic Research Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720

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