Light-induced trapping of molecular wave packets in the continuum

Bo Y. Chang, Herschel Rabitz, Ignacio R. Sola

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A method of adiabatic passage by light-induced potentials (APLIP) to transport the initial wave function to the continuum region was proposed. Thus, the APLIP scheme uses two time-delayed pulses coupling an initial with a final electronic state, which were typically nonresonant with respect to an intermediate electronic potential. The combination of time delays and detuning allows to shape the initial electronic potential so that the population can be inverted to the final electronic potential.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number031402
Pages (from-to)031402/1-031402/4
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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