Multilevel adiabatic population transfer

B. W. Shore, K. Bergmann, J. Oreg, S. Rosenwaks

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We present a theoretical description of a scheme in which coordinated laser pulses transfer population efficiently from any initially populated state (e.g., the ground state) to a multiply excited state of an atom or molecule without producing appreciable population in intermediate states. Our analytic results for multilevel excitation transfer provide a simple yet instructive extension to the counterintuitive pulse sequence studied previously for a three-state system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7442-7447
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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