Carrier-Envelope Phase Effect on Atomic Excitation by Few-Cycle rf Pulses

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Article on carrier-envelope phase effect on atomic excitation by few-cycle rf pulses.

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Creation Date: March 8, 2010
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UNT College of Arts and Sciences
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Li, Hebin

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Publisher Name: American Physical Society
Place of Publication: [College Park, Maryland]
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  • Creation: March 8, 2010
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Article on carrier-envelope phase effect on atomic excitation by few-cycle rf pulses.

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Department: Physics
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Copyright 2010 American Physical Society. The following article appeared in Physical Review Letters, 104:10, http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevLett.104.103001

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Abstract: We present an experimental and theoretical study of the carrier-envelope phase effects on population transfer between two bound atomic states interacting with intense ultrashort pulses. Radio frequency pulses are used to transfer population among the ground state hyperfine levels in rubidium atoms. These pulses are only a few cycles in duration and have Rabi frequencies of the order of the carrier frequency. The phase difference between the carrier and the envelope of the pulses has a significant effect on the excitation of atomic coherence and population transfer. We provide a theoretical description of this phenomenon using density matrix equations. We discuss the implications and possible applications of our results.

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4 p.

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Keyword(s): carrier-envelope-phase | radio-frequency pulses | pulses | density matrix equations
Source: Physical Review Letters, 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/PhysRevLett.104.103001
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc103274
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Publication Title: Physical Review Letters
Volume: 104
Issue: 10
Pages: 4
Peer Reviewed: Yes