Experimental observation of carrier-envelope-phase effects by multicycle pulses Academic Article uri icon


  • We present an experimental and theoretical study of carrier-envelope-phase (CEP) effects on the population transfer between two bound atomic states interacting with pulses consisting of many cycles. Using intense radio-frequency pulse with Rabi frequency of the order of the atomic transition frequency, we investigate the influence of the CEP on the control of phase-dependent multiphoton transitions between the Zeeman sublevels of the ground state of Rb87. Our scheme has no limitation on the duration of the pulses. Extending the CEP control to longer pulses creates interesting possibilities to generate pulses with accuracy that is better than the period of optical oscillations. 2011 American Physical Society.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Jha, P. K., Rostovtsev, Y. V., Li, H., Sautenkov, V. A., & Scully, M. O.

citation count

  • 24

complete list of authors

  • Jha, Pankaj K||Rostovtsev, Yuri V||Li, Hebin||Sautenkov, Vladimir A||Scully, Marlan O

publication date

  • March 2011