Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1993

Abstract

Two laser pulses that overlap in time have been successfully used for coherent excitation of a molecule or atom to a desired state. An intermediate state that is at or near resonance with the laser frequencies has been used in past experiments and calculations. Here we replace this intermediate state by a continuum of intermediate states. An analytic solution of a simple model suggests that the continuum can be used in such an excitation scheme, provided that the laser pulses are arranged in the so-called counter intuitive order. %'e use a special case of this solution to relate this work to ionization suppression and coherent population trapping.

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevA.47.571

Comments

©1993, The American Physical Society. Original publication is available at http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevA.47.571

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