We present theoretical investigations of carrier-wave Rabi flopping (CWRF) in real atoms by studying high-order harmonic generation in alkali species. We concentrate on the features of the third harmonic of Na and K atoms. For pulse areas of 2π and Na atoms, a characteristic unique peak appears, which, after analyzing the ground state population, we correlate it with the conventional Rabi flopping. On the other hand, for larger pulse areas and K atoms, CWRF occurs, and it is associated with a more complex structure in the third harmonic. These new characteristics indicate the breakdown of the area theorem, as was already demonstrated in narrow band gap semiconductors.
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|State||Published - 7 Sep 2015|
|Event||29th International Conference on Photonic, Electronic and Atomic Collisions, ICPEAC 2015 - Toledo, Spain|
Duration: 22 Jul 2015 → 28 Jul 2015