Internal-quantum-state engineering using magnetic fields

Sang, R T, Summy, G S, Varcoe, Benjamin T H, MacGillivray, W R and Standage, M C (2001) Internal-quantum-state engineering using magnetic fields. Physical Review A, 63 (2). 023406. ISSN 1050-2947

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We present a general, semi-classical theory describing the interaction of an atom with an internal state consisting of a number of degenerate energy levels with static and oscillating magnetic fields. This general theory is applied to the 3P2 metastable energy level of neon to determine the dynamics of the populations and coherences that are formed due to the interaction. Through these calculations we demonstrate how the interaction may be used for the internal state preparation of an atom.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:28
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2017 00:12

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