Effective pulse reverse-engineering for strong field-matter interaction

Du Ran, Bin Zhang, Ye Hong Chen, Zhi Cheng Shi*, Yan Xia, Reuven Ianconescu, Jacob Scheuer, Avraham Gover

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In this Letter, we propose a scheme to control the evolution of a two-level quantum system in the strong-coupling regime, based on the idea of reverse engineering. A coherent control field is designed to drive the system along a user-predefined evolution trajectory without utilizing the rotating-wave approximation. As concrete examples, we show that complete population inversion, an equally weighted coherent superposition, and even oscillation-like dynamics can be achieved. Since there are no limitations on the coupling strength between the control field and matter, the scheme is attractive for applications such as accelerating desired system dynamics and fast quantum information processing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3597-3600
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number13
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2020


FundersFunder number
Japan Society for the Promotion of ScienceP19028
National Natural Science Foundation of China11805036, 11575045, 11674060
Israel Science Foundation
Tel Aviv University


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