Population inversion in laser-driven N2+
Department of Chemistry, the University of Tokyo, Japan
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Published online: 16 April 2019
The time-dependent population transfer process of N2+ generated in an intense laser pulse has been investigated using the quasi-stationary Floquet theory by assuming that N2+ experiences an intense laser pulse with the sudden turn-on. A light-dressed B state is formed with a significant amount of population when pulse is suddenly turned on and is adiabatically transformed to the vibrational ground state (v = 0) of the field-free B state when the pulse vanishes. In addition, a part of the population is transferred to the electronically excited A state through one-photon resonance, which also contributes to decreasing the final population in the X state, facilitating the population inversion between the B state and the X state.
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