A technique for adiabatic control of the population flow through a preselected decaying excited level in a three-level quantum ladder is presented. The population flow through the intermediate or upper level is controlled efficiently and robustly by varying the pulse delay between a pair of partly overlapping coherent laser pulses. The technique is analyzed theoretically and demonstrated in an experiment with Na2 molecules.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review Letters|
|State||Published - Jul 22 2005|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)