Using the concept of light-induced potentials introduced by Garraway and Suominen [Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 932 (1998)], we study alternative schemes of adiabatic population transfer in a diatomic molecule from the lowest vibrational level of the ground electronic state to the lowest vibrational level of a third electronic state via allowed optical transitions from the ground and third electronic states to a second electronic state. Our chirped-pulse rapid adiabatic passage scheme is implemented with short-duration optical pulses, and can be understood in terms of "road design engineering" of the light-induced time-dependent adiabatic potential upon which the dynamics occurs. We explicitly show that complete adiabatic vibronic population transfer occurs using chirped picosecond-duration pulses in the sodium dimer example.
|Original language||English GB|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2000|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics