Shaping an atomic electron wave packet
Michael W. Noel and C. R. Stroud, Jr.
Optics Express 1, 176 (1997)
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We consider coherent control of the shape of an atomic electron's
wavefunction using a train of short transform-limited laser pulses. This
type of control is experimentally demonstrated by exciting with a train
of three pulses and measuring the resulting quantum state distribution.
We also present a general theory for control with a train of N pulses in
the weak field limit and discuss the extension of this theory to the
strong field limit.
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