Abstract

Recent techniques in x-ray free electron lasers allow the generation of highly coherent, intense x-ray pulses with time lengths on the order of femtoseconds. Here we explore the possibilities of using such x-ray pulses to control matter based on coherence. In particular we propose a theoretical scheme to perform stimulated Raman adiabatic passage in the x-ray regime by using inner-hole excited states. Numerical results in two well-known systems, the neon atom and the carbon monoxide molecule, show a robust control of population transfer. In the molecule, vibrational selectivity is achieved with femtosecond x-ray pulses. This work supports the possibility of using two-color x-ray pulses for coherent control.

Authors
A. Picón, S. H Southworth, i J. Mompart
Citation Key
1367-2630-17-8-083038
COinS Data

Date Published
2016-09-01 02:58
Issue
8
Pagination
083038
Journal
New Journal of Physics
URL
http://stacks.iop.org/1367-2630/17/i=8/a=083038
Volume
17
Year of Publication
2015