Effective two-level Hamiltonian for coherent multiphoton processes

H. Friedmann, A. D. Wilson-Gordon

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The adiabatic following model of two-photon coherent excitation of Grischkowsky, Loy and Liao has been extended to multiphoton excitation using projection operator techniques. The solutions of the generalized Bloch equations are given in the sudden switching, adiabatic following and steady state limits. The theory is used to discuss various models of collisionless multiphoton dissociation of polyatomic molecules.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-10
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1978


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