Quantum interference in organic solid

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We demonstrate high contrast quantum interference between one-photon and three-photon absorption pathways in an organic solid at room temperature. Illumination of a thin polymer film activated with fluorescing dendrimer chromophores of large three photon absorption cross section with two simultaneous femtosecond pulses at near-IR frequency. and its third harmonic UV frequency 3. results in a spatial interference fringe pattern observable by eye. (C) 2005 Optical Society of America.


  • A Rebane
  • Niklas Christensson
  • M Drobizhev
  • Y Stepanenko
  • CW Spangler
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  • Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6033-6038
JournalOptics Express
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Publication categoryResearch

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Chemical Physics (S) (011001060)