Coherent control of two-photon transitions in a two-level system with broadband absorption

Shian Zhang, Hui Zhang, Tianqing Jia, Zugeng Wang, Zhenrong Sun
2009 Physical Review A. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics  
Multiphoton transition probability can be manipulated by tailoring the ultrashort laser pulses. In this paper, we theoretically and experimentally investigate the influence of the absorption bandwidth and line shape on the coherent control of two-photon transitions in two-level system by manipulating the femtosecond laser pulse with the spectral phase step. A coherent feature with a coherent peak and two coherent dips can be achieved if the absorption bandwidth is less than twice of the laser
more » ... wice of the laser spectral bandwidth. The absorption bandwidth decides the coherent peak or dip intensity, and the absorption line shape affects the symmetry of the two coherent dips.
doi:10.1103/physreva.80.043402 fatcat:6fy27uyufzeyxdflyioxz54azy