Diffusion-broadened lineshape under a strong field

D. A. Shapiro, M. G. Stepanov

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The Bennett hole is analysed for a medium of two-level particles with weak collisions beyond the scope of the perturbation theory. In the limit of small homogeneous width, the analytical expression for the hole shape is of the form of a Bessel function. The result is compared with data obtained by the variational approximation and numerical calculation. It is shown that the approximation gives the correct width, but an incorrect shape.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)L377-L381
JournalJournal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jun 14 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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