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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 13 — Jun. 20, 2011
  • pp: 12000–12007

Coherence generation and population transfer by stimulated Raman adiabatic passage and π pulse in a four-level ladder system

Bing Zhang, Jin-Hui Wu, Xi-Zhang Yan, Lei Wang, Xiao-Jun Zhang, and Jin-Yue Gao  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 13, pp. 12000-12007 (2011)

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We propose a new scheme for achieving the complete population transfer and the optimal coherence generation between the ground state and the Rydberg state in a four-level ladder system by combining the STIRAP or fractional STIRAP technique and the π pulse technique. We consider, in particular, two different situations where spontaneous emission from the two highest states are neglected or not. Our numerical calculations show that the time width and the delay time of the π pulse are two critical parameters for attaining the maximal population transfer and coherence generation in this scheme.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: March 30, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 19, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 20, 2011
Published: June 6, 2011

Bing Zhang, Jin-Hui Wu, Xi-Zhang Yan, Lei Wang, Xiao-Jun Zhang, and Jin-Yue Gao, "Coherence generation and population transfer by stimulated Raman adiabatic passage and π pulse in a four-level ladder system," Opt. Express 19, 12000-12007 (2011)

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