New analytic solutions to the problem of a three-state system driven simultaneously by resonant optical pulses of different shapes are presented. The solutions are useful for prescribing the conditions for complete population transfer from one state to another or for complete population return.
© 1988 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 13, 1987
Manuscript Accepted: January 4, 1988
Published: June 1, 1988
C. E. Carroll and F. T. Hioe, "Three-state systems driven by resonant optical pulses of different shapes," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 5, 1335-1340 (1988)