Origin of the sub-natural line-narrowing effect in resonance fluorescence Academic Article uri icon


  • We investigate the physical origin of the sub-natural line narrowing in the resonance fluorescence spectrum of three-level atoms in the V-configuration. The mechanism that is responsible for this phenomenon can be best understood from an analysis of the time evolution of the dressed coherences and consideration of the structure of the atom-field dressed states.

published proceedings

  • Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics

author list (cited authors)

  • Keitel, C. H., Narducci, L. M., & Scully, M. O.

complete list of authors

  • Keitel, CH||Narducci, LM||Scully, MO

publication date

  • January 1995