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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2014
  • pp: 2443–2446

Quantum focusing and coherent control of nonresonant two-photon absorption in frequency domain

Baihong Li, Yonggang Xu, Lan An, Qianlan Lin, Haifei Zhu, Fukun Lin, and Yongfang Li  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 8, pp. 2443-2446 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.002443


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Abstract

We theoretically investigate the nonresonant two-photon absorption (TPA) process in a two-level atom induced by a weak chirped pulse in the frequency domain. According to the extremum condition of the two-photon transition probability (TPTP) at the transition center frequency, we propose a Fresnel-inspired pulse tailoring scheme for TPA that is significantly different from that of Broers et al. [Phys. Rev. A 46, 2749 (1992)]. Using this scheme, the TPTP can be focused or eliminated completely by constructively or destructively modulating various pathways of the quantum interference. Our results are a significant improvement on those obtained by Broers et al. and will have potential applications in selective two-photon microscopy and spectroscopy.

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OCIS Codes
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.4180) Quantum optics : Multiphoton processes
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 30, 2014
Revised Manuscript: March 7, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 18, 2014
Published: April 11, 2014

Citation
Baihong Li, Yonggang Xu, Lan An, Qianlan Lin, Haifei Zhu, Fukun Lin, and Yongfang Li, "Quantum focusing and coherent control of nonresonant two-photon absorption in frequency domain," Opt. Lett. 39, 2443-2446 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-8-2443


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