Optimal control of population transfer in an optically dense medium

Ningjun Wang, Herschel Rabitz

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We apply the optimal control technique (OCX) to design an optical pulse pair that controls the population transfer in a medium of three-level atoms. The absorption and reshaping of the controlling pulses by the medium are taken into account. The efficiency of the population transfer is improved significantly compared with designs that do not incorporate pulse absorption and reshaping.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1173-1178
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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