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Title: Exact transition probabilities for a linear sweep through a Kramers-Kronig resonance

We consider a localized electronic spin controlled by a circularly polarized optical beam and an external magnetic field. When the frequency of the beam is tuned near an optical resonance with a continuum of higher energy states, effective magnetic fields are induced on the two-level system via the inverse Faraday effect. We explore the process in which the frequency of the beam is made linearly time-dependent so that it sweeps through the optical resonance, starting and ending at the values far away from it. In addition to changes of spin states, Kramers-Kronig relations guarantee that a localized electron can also escape into a continuum of states. We argue that probabilities of transitions between different possible electronic states after such a sweep of the optical frequency can be found exactly, regardless the shape of the resonance. In conclusion, we also discuss extension of our results to multistate systems.
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Texas A & M Univ., College Station, TX (United States)
  2. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
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Journal ID: ISSN 1751-8113
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Physics. A, Mathematical and Theoretical
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 48; Journal Issue: 50; Journal ID: ISSN 1751-8113
IOP Publishing
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS material science; inverse Faraday effect; qubit control; Kramers-Kronig; scattering theory; Landau-Zener; Stokes phenomenon