Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-15-1992

Keywords

multilevel systems, 2-photon resonance, vibrational levels, 3-state systems, 3-level system, driven, pulses, constants, motion, beams

Abstract

We present a remarkable analytic result which suggests that a continuum can be used as an intermediary for a significant transfer of population from one discrete state to another discrete state in a stimulated Raman transition. the population transfer is accomplished by employing two laser pulses that overlap in time, arranged in the so-called counterintuitive order. That a continuum can be used for population transfer is shown here for the first time. It promises to open up more channels for selective coherent excitation of atoms or molecules.

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevLett.68.3523

Comments

© 1992, American Physical Society. Original publication is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.68.3523

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