Understanding of phase modulation in two-level systems through inverse scattering

Andrew Hasenfeld, Sharon L. Hammes, Warren S. Warren

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Analytical and numerical calculations describe the effects of shaped radiation pulses on two-level systems in terms of quantum-mechanical scattering. Previous results obtained in the reduced case of amplitude modulation are extended to the general case of simultaneous amplitude and phase modulation. We show that an infinite family of phase- and amplitude-modulated pulses all generate rectangular inversion profiles. Experimental measurements also verify the theoretical analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2678-2681
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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