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Laser Chemistry
Volume 19, Issue 1-4, Pages 123-126

Incoherent Mid-Infrared Photon Echoes With Parametrically Downconverted Light

FOM-Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics, Kruislaan 407, Amsterdam 1098 SJ, The Netherlands

Received 30 April 1997

Copyright © 1999 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We present a simple method to generate mid-infrared photon echoes, using parametrically downconverted incoherent light. The photon echoes generated in this way enable the study of the dynamics of vibrations in the 1.5–4.0 μm wavelength region with subpicosecond time resolution.