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Stimulated Raman adiabatic passage in a multilevel atom

Boozer, A. D. (2008) Stimulated Raman adiabatic passage in a multilevel atom. Physical Review A, 77 (2). Art. No. 023411. ISSN 1050-2947. doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.77.023411.

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We present a general formalism for describing stimulated Raman adiabatic passage in a multilevel atom. The atom is assumed to have two ground state manifolds a and b and an excited state manifold e, and the adiabatic passage is carried out by resonantly driving the a-e and b-e transitions with time-dependent fields. Our formalism gives a complete description of the adiabatic passage process and can be applied to systems with arbitrary numbers of degenerate states in each manifold and arbitrary couplings of the a-e and b-e transitions. We illustrate the formalism by applying it to both a simple toy model and to adiabatic passage in the cesium atom.

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Additional Information:©2008 The American Physical Society. (Received 7 November 2007; published 11 February 2008) The author would like to thank A. Boca and T.E. Northup for helpful suggestions.
Subject Keywords:cesium; dark states; excited states; ground states; stimulated Raman scattering
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Deposited On:18 Feb 2008
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