An analysis of the intrinsic resonance offset dependence of magnetization generated by stimulated echo pulse sequences for noncoupled spins.
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
It is demonstrated that the basic radiofrequency pulse train used to generate stimulated echoes (90x-tau TE-90x-tau TM-90x-tau TE-Acq.) is in general characterized by strong amplitude and phase modulations of the transverse magnetization as a function of the resonance offset. Two dephasing techniques which eliminate the modulations are investigated both theoretically and experimentally, and a simple formula is derived for calculating the relative modulation across a spectrum as a function of gradient strength and duration, echo delay, and spectral linewidth.