Theory of time-delayed measurement: Subnatural linewidth and transient dip spectroscopy Academic Article uri icon


  • Time-delayed measurement of naturally broadened transitions can lead to a narrowing of the linewidth. Moreover, under appropriate conditions, it may result in the appearance of a dip at the line center. An analysis of time-delayed measurement thus provides a theoretical basis for useful optical techniques yielding high spectral resolution. Such an analysis is presented in this work. 1981 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review A

author list (cited authors)

  • Lee, H., Meystre, P., & Scully, M. O.

citation count

  • 18

complete list of authors

  • Lee, Hai-Woong||Meystre, Pierre||Scully, Marlan O

publication date

  • October 1981