Publications [#246479] of Daniel J Gauthier

Papers Published
  1. Wu, Q; Gauthier, DJ; Mossberg, TW, Optical resonance and coherent transients in dressed atomic systems, Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, vol. 50 no. 2 pt B (1994), pp. 1474-1478 [doi] .

    The transient excitation of dressed atom which are composite systems consisting of a light field and an atom was experimentally investigated. It was demonstrated that a secondary excitation field, weak compared to the dressing field, can be used to excite transitions of the composite light plus atom molecule. Parameter ranges were considered where the dynamics noted can be described simply in terms of the dynamics of monochromatically driven dressed atoms. Due to the complexity of bare-atom dynamics in the existence of bichromatic excitation, the aspect of dressed atom is particularly relevant. Steady-state extensions of the dressed-atom approach to treating bichromatic excitation may have application in different areas such as optical atom cooling and trapping.