Optimized control of Stark-shift-chirped rapid adiabatic passage in a Λ -type three-level system

Johann Heinrich Schönfeldt*, Jason Twamley, Stojan Rebić

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Inhomogeneous broadening of energy levels is one of the principal limiting factors for achieving "slow" or "stationary" light in solid-state media by means of electromagnetically induced transparency, a quantum version of stimulated Raman adiabatic passage (STIRAP). Stark-shift-chirped rapid adiabatic-passage (SCRAP) has been shown to be far less sensitive to inhomogeneous broadening than STIRAP, a population transfer technique to which it is closely related. We further optimize the pulses used in SCRAP to be even less sensitive to inhomogeneous broadening in a Λ -type three-level system. The optimized pulses perform at a higher fidelity than the standard Gaussian pulses for a wide range of detunings (i.e., large inhomogeneous broadening).

Original languageEnglish
Article number043401
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2009

Bibliographical note

Johann-Heinrich Schönfeldt, Jason Twamley and Stojan Rebić, Physical review. A, Atomic, molecular, and optical physics, 80(4), 043401, 2009. Copyright 2009 by the American Physical Society. The original article can be found at
http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1103/PhysRevA.80.043401

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