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Rabi flopping sees the light

Ultrashort laser pulses are a valuable tool, but at these timescales a factor called the 'carrier–envelope phase' becomes important. A new technique to measure the evolution of this phase could advance laser spectroscopy.

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Figure 1: Phase slip.

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Udem, T. Rabi flopping sees the light. Nature 420, 469–471 (2002). https://doi.org/10.1038/420469a

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