Control of time-dependent nonadiabatic processes by an external field

Teranishi Yoshiaki, Hiroki Nakamura

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A new idea of controlling nonadiabatic transitions by an external field is proposed. The basic principle is to periodically sweep an external field at each level crossing to make the overall transition probability from an initial state to any desirable final state equal to unity. The recently completed semiclassical theory of nonadiabatic transition enables us to analytically deal with this problem. The present idea may be applicable to various physical and chemical problems, whenever level crossings are created by an external field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2032-2035
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number10
StatePublished - 7 Sep 1998


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