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There were no pi pulses in iodine vapor: Crafted pulses to compensate for rabi-frequency inhomogeneities

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Warren, WS; Bates, JL; McCoy, MA; Navratil, M; Mueller, L
Published in: Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
January 1, 1986

In molecular iodine, and most other gas-phase molecules as well, generation of a tt/2 or 7r pulse is theoretically impossible. This result can be understood by analogy with microwave spectroscopy, since the rotational contribution to the transition dipole moment is an explicit function of the projection of the total angular momentum F = J + I along the electric-field axis. The only solution is the generation of phase-modulated pulses that inherently compensate for Rabi-frequency inhomogeneity. We present theoretical and experimental evidence that crafted phase- and amplitude-modulated pulse shapes can excite a uniform, localized, and nearly complete inversion in nuclear magnetic resonance and laser spectroscopy. © 1986 Optical Society of America.

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Published In

Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics

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ISSN

0740-3224

Publication Date

January 1, 1986

Volume

3

Issue

4

Start / End Page

488 / 492

Related Subject Headings

  • Optics
  • 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • 0205 Optical Physics
  • 0102 Applied Mathematics
 

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Warren, W. S., Bates, J. L., McCoy, M. A., Navratil, M., & Mueller, L. (1986). There were no pi pulses in iodine vapor: Crafted pulses to compensate for rabi-frequency inhomogeneities. Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics, 3(4), 488–492. https://doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.3.000488
Warren, W. S., J. L. Bates, M. A. McCoy, M. Navratil, and L. Mueller. “There were no pi pulses in iodine vapor: Crafted pulses to compensate for rabi-frequency inhomogeneities.” Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics 3, no. 4 (January 1, 1986): 488–92. https://doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.3.000488.
Warren WS, Bates JL, McCoy MA, Navratil M, Mueller L. There were no pi pulses in iodine vapor: Crafted pulses to compensate for rabi-frequency inhomogeneities. Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics. 1986 Jan 1;3(4):488–92.
Warren, W. S., et al. “There were no pi pulses in iodine vapor: Crafted pulses to compensate for rabi-frequency inhomogeneities.” Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics, vol. 3, no. 4, Jan. 1986, pp. 488–92. Scopus, doi:10.1364/JOSAB.3.000488.
Warren WS, Bates JL, McCoy MA, Navratil M, Mueller L. There were no pi pulses in iodine vapor: Crafted pulses to compensate for rabi-frequency inhomogeneities. Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics. 1986 Jan 1;3(4):488–492.
Journal cover image

Published In

Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics

DOI

ISSN

0740-3224

Publication Date

January 1, 1986

Volume

3

Issue

4

Start / End Page

488 / 492

Related Subject Headings

  • Optics
  • 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • 0205 Optical Physics
  • 0102 Applied Mathematics