Half-Cycle-Pulse-Train Induced State Redistribution of Rydberg Atoms

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Title: Half-Cycle-Pulse-Train Induced State Redistribution of Rydberg Atoms
Author: Speck, Andrew J.; Mandal, Pankaj

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Citation: Mandal, Pankaj, Andrew Speck. 2010. Half-cycle-pulse-train induced state redistribution of Rydberg atoms. Physical Review A 81(1): 013401.
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Abstract: Population transfer between low-lying Rydberg states independent of the initial state is realized using a train of half-cycle pulses with pulse durations much shorter than the classical orbital period. We demonstrate experimentally the population transfer from initial states around n=50 with 10% of the population de-excited down to n<40 as well as up to the continuum. This is a demonstration of a state-independent de-excitation technique applicable to the currently produced state distribution of antihydrogen. The measured population transfer matches well to a model of the process for one-dimensional atoms.
Published Version: doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.81.013401
Other Sources: http://www.rowland.harvard.edu/rjf/speck/images/HalfCyclePulseTrainInducedStateRedistributionOfRydbergAtoms.pdf
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