Nonlinear responses of degenerate two-level systems to intense few-cycle pulses

Kuninobu Nagaya*, Chaoyuan Zhu, Sheng Hsien Lin

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Population transfers in degenerate (or almost degenerate) two-level systems interacting with the few-cycle laser pulse are investigated. A simple and analytical formula of nonadiabatic transition probability is derived with completely degenerate condition, demonstrating the sensitive dependence of the transition probability on the phase of the few-cycle pulses. As one of the applications of this formula, a new way of controlling the nuclear wave packet dynamics at a potential curve crossing by 1 cycle laser pulse is proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number094304
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number9
StatePublished - 13 Sep 2007

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