Coherent excitation of a two-level atom driven by a far-off-resonant classical field: Analytical solutions

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Article on coherent excitation of a two-level atom driven by a far off-resonant classical field.

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Creation Date: March 15, 2010
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UNT College of Arts and Sciences
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Jha, Pankaj K.

Texas A & M University

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Rostovtsev, Yuri V.

University of North Texas; Texas A & M University

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Publisher Name: American Physical Society
Place of Publication: [College Park, Maryland]
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  • Creation: March 15, 2010
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Article on coherent excitation of a two-level atom driven by a far off-resonant classical field.

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Department: Physics
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Copyright 2010 American Physical Society. The following article appeared in Physical Review Letters A, 81:3, http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevA.81.033827

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Abstract: We present an analytical treatment of coherent excitation of a two-level atom driven by a far-off-resonant classical field. A class of pulse envelope is obtained for which this problem is exactly solvable. The solutions are given in terms of the Heun function, which is a generalization of the hypergeometric function. Degeneracy of the Heun to a hypergeometric equation can give all the exactly solvable pulse shapes of Gauss hypergeometric form from the generalized pulse shape obtained here. We discuss the application of the results obtained to the generation of soft x-ray and ultraviolet radiations.

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8 p.

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Keyword(s): two-level atoms | coherent excitation | Heun functions
Source: Physical Review A, 2010, College Park: American Physical Society
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UNT College of Arts and Sciences
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UNT Scholarly Works
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  • DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.81.033827
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc103262
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Publication Title: Physical Review A
Volume: 81
Issue: 3
Pages: 8
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