Creation of coherent superpositions between metastable atomic states in Doppler-broadened media

N. Sandor, J. S. Bakos, Zs Sörlei, G. P. Djotyan

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We propose and analyze a scheme for creation of coherent superposition of meta-stable states in a tripod-structured atom using frequency-chirped laser pulses with negligible excitation of the atoms. The underlying physics of the scheme is explained using the formalism of adiabatic states. We show that the proposed scheme may be equally efficient in homogeneously and Doppler-broadened media. By numerically solving master equation for the density matrix operator, we analyze the influence of relaxation processes on the efficiency of the creation of superposition states. We show that the proposed scheme is robust against small-to-medium variations of the laser field's parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Article number12002
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2012
EventInternational Symposium on Optics and Its Applications, OPTICS-2011 - Yerevan and Ashtarak, Armenia
Duration: Sep 5 2011Sep 9 2011


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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