Selective excitation of high vibrational states using Raman chirped adiabatic passage

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Calculations indicate that high vibrational states of oxygen and chlorine can be excited using a series of nonresonant Raman pulses, where both the pump and the Stokes pulses are chirped with linear frequency sweeps. Most of the previously reported coherent processes (such as simple adiabatic passage) are seriously degraded when rotational effects are included. However, we find that the laser pulse parameters (intensity and bandwidth) required to invert population into high vibrational states via Raman chirped adiabatic passage are achievable using technology that is currently available. Applications to homonuclear diatomic molecules are discussed in detail. © 1999 American Institute of Physics.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Davis, JC; Warren, WS

Published Date

  • March 1, 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 110 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 4229 - 4237

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0021-9606

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1063/1.478305

Citation Source

  • Scopus