Direct observation of a Breit-Wigner phase of a wave function

Jeanette A. Fiss, Ani Khachatrian, Kaspars Truhins, Langchi Zhu, Robert J. Gordon, Tamar Seideman

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The interference between two independent ionization paths of a molecule was measured to determine the Breit-Wigner phase of a wave function. A phase shift in the observed signal was produced since only one of the ionization paths was present at the state of interest.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2096-2099
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number10
StatePublished - Sep 4 2000

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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