%A Jiang Li-Juan, Zhang Xian-Zhou, Jia Guang-Rui, Zhang Yong-Hui, Xia Li-Hua
%T Population coherent control of Rydberg potassium atom via adiabatic passage
%0 Journal Article
%D 2013
%J Chin. Phys. B
%R 10.1088/1674-1056/22/2/023101
%P 23101-023101
%V 22
%N 2
%U {http://cpb.iphy.ac.cn/CN/abstract/article_52132.shtml}
%8 2013-01-01
%X The time-dependent multilevel approach (TDMA) and B-spline expansion technique are used to study the coherent population transfer between the quantum states of potassium atom by a single frequency-chirped microwave pulse. The Rydberg potassium atom energy levels of *n*=6-15, *l*=0-5 states in zero field are calculated and the results are in good agreement with other theoretical values. The time evolutions of the population transfer of the six states from *n*=70 to *n*=75 in different microwave fields are obtained. The results show that the coherent control of the population transfer from the lower states to the higher ones can be accomplished by optimizing the microwave pulse parameters.