A numerical analysis is presented of several potential pulsed-laser applications of adiabatic population inversion in atoms or molecules. A simple numerical method is demonstrated for evaluating adiabatic processes in multilevel systems for both swept-frequency and resonant, time-delayed pulses. Adiabatic inversion with time-delayed pulses is generalized to systems with any number of levels. The effect of Doppler broadening on time-delayed adiabatic pumping of a three-level system is investigated.
© 1992 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: September 27, 1991
Revised Manuscript: January 13, 1992
Published: September 1, 1992
A. V. Smith, "Numerical studies of adiabatic population inversion in multilevel systems," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 9, 1543-1551 (1992)