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Measurement of the Amplitude and Phase of a Sculpted Rydberg Wave Packet

Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 5508 – Published 22 June 1998
T. C. Weinacht, J. Ahn, and P. H. Bucksbaum

Abstract

We have completely determined the amplitude and phase of a quantum wave packet. The wave packet was shaped using a programmable optical pulse. Phase information comes from analysis of covariant fluctuations due to interference between the wave packet and a well-characterized reference.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.80.5508

  • Received 23 February 1998
  • Published in the issue dated 22 June 1998

© 1998 The American Physical Society

Physics Focus

Quantum States Made to Order

Published 23 June 1998

Authors & Affiliations

T. C. Weinacht, J. Ahn, and P. H. Bucksbaum

  • Physics Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1120

Errata

Erratum: Measurement of the Amplitude and Phase of a Sculpted Rydberg Wave Packet [Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 5508 (1998)]

T. C. Weinacht, J. Ahn, and P. H. Bucksbaum
Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 3050 (1998)

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