Selective excitation of vibrational overtones in an anharmonic ladder with frequency- and amplitude-modulated laser pulses

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We show numerically that the complex hyperbolic secant pulse provides robust selective inversion of vibrational overtones. A density-matrix analysis is performed for a ten-level Morse-oscillator approximation of a diatomic molecule. We also show that in the limit of adiabatic excitation the complex-hyperbolic-secant pulse yields an inversion spectrum that is narrower than its spectral bandwidth. © 1995 The American Physical Society.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Melinger, JS; McMorrow, D; Hillegas, C; Warren, WS

Published Date

  • January 1, 1995

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 51 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 3366 - 3369

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1050-2947

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevA.51.3366

Citation Source

  • Scopus