The geometric structure of the time evolution operator for a three-level atom is presented via unitary integration. The time dependence of the operator equations is recast in the form of real rotations.
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(020.0020) Atomic and molecular physics : Atomic and molecular physics
(020.4180) Atomic and molecular physics : Multiphoton processes
(020.2649) Atomic and molecular physics : Strong field laser physics
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