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Adiabatic Following in Two-Photon Transition

  • Munir H. Nayfeh
  • Ali H. Nayfeh
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Abstract

Renewed interest has been generated recently in coherent multiphoton transitions in many-level systems [1–5]. Coherent two-photon propagations, exhibiting self-induced transparency when twice the propagating frequency is resonant with a two-level system, have been analyzed [1,2], and the one- and two-photon resonant fields were shown to obey together an area theorem [2]. Tan-no et al. [3] reported the observation of coherent propagations based on a two-photon transition which involved the interaction of two optical pulses of different frequencies with a gaseous three-level system. Further, self-transparency in a resonant two-photon absorption with a two-level system was observed [4]. In this work, we consider the effect of relaxation on the response of a three-level system to a smoothly varying, near resonant, two-photon field.

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Munir H. Nayfeh
    • 1
  • Ali H. Nayfeh
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbanaUSA
  2. 2.Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburgUSA

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