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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 9 — Apr. 27, 1998
  • pp: 368–371

Synthesis of arbitrary superposition of Zeeman states in an atom

C.K. Law and J.H. Eberly  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 2, Issue 9, pp. 368-371 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.2.000368


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Abstract

We present a general strategy of quantum state engineering. We describe how an arbitarily prescribed superposition of internal Zeeman levels of an atom can be prepared by Raman pulses.

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OCIS Codes
(020.2930) Atomic and molecular physics : Hyperfine structure
(020.7490) Atomic and molecular physics : Zeeman effect
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects

ToC Category:
Focus Issue: Control of loss and decoherence in quantum systems

History
Original Manuscript: November 14, 1997
Published: April 27, 1998

Citation
C. Law and J. Eberly, "Synthesis of arbitrary superposition of Zeeman states in an atom," Opt. Express 2, 368-371 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-2-9-368


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