Theoretical basis for a new subnatural spectroscopy via correlation interferometry Academic Article uri icon


  • A new line-narrowing effect in coincidence interferometry yielding subnatural resolution of atomic transition frequencies is proposed and analyzed. The approach utilizes second-order photon correlation properties of the radiation field. This is in contrast to the first-order measurements associated with time delay spectroscopy, which is known to yield subnatural resolution. Connections between the two techniques are investigated. 1995 Kluwer Academic Publishers.

published proceedings

  • Letters in Mathematical Physics

author list (cited authors)

  • Rathe, U. W., & Scully, M. O.

citation count

  • 34

complete list of authors

  • Rathe, Ulrich W||Scully, Marlan O

publication date

  • July 1995