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Non-Markovian Dynamics in a Dense Potassium Vapor



Virginia O. Lorenz, Steven T. Cundiff


Transient four wave mixing experiments on a dense potassium vapor with a dephasing time large compared to the collision duration reveal a clear transition from non-Markovian to Markovian dynamics. Theoretical fits using a Gaussian Markov stochastic modulation for the excited state frequency reveal distinct signatures of both fast and slow modulation.
Physical Review Letters


dense vapor, ultrafast dynamics


Lorenz, V. and Cundiff, S. (2005), Non-Markovian Dynamics in a Dense Potassium Vapor, Physical Review Letters (Accessed April 23, 2024)
Created September 30, 2005, Updated October 12, 2021