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Adiabatic theorem for the time-dependent wave operator

Abstract : The application of time-dependent wave operator theory to the development of a quantum adiabatic perturbation theory is treated both theoretically and numerically, with emphasis on the description of field-matter interactions which involve short laser pulses. It is first shown that the adiabatic limit of the time-dependent wave operator corresponds to a succession of instantaneous static Bloch wave operators. Wave operator theory is then shown to be compatible with the two-time Floquet theory of light-matter interaction, thus allowing the application of Floquet theory to cases which require the use of a degenerate active space. A numerical study of some problems shows that the perturbation strength associated with nonadiabatic processes can be reduced by using multidimensional active spaces and illustrates the capacity of the wave operator approach to produce a quasiadiabatic treatment of a nominally nonadiabatic Floquet dynamical system
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D. Viennot, G. Jolicard, Jp Killingbeck, Marie-Yvonne Perrin. Adiabatic theorem for the time-dependent wave operator. Physical Review A, American Physical Society, 2005, 71 Issue 5, 052706. ⟨10.1103/PhysRevA.71.052706⟩. ⟨hal-00116886⟩



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