Verlet, JRR and Stavros, VG and Minns, RS and Fielding, HH (2002) Controlling the angular momentum composition of a Rydberg electron wave packet. PHYS REV LETT , 89 (26) , Article 263004. 10.1103/PhysRevLett.89.263004.
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Sequences of phase-locked laser pulses have been employed to control the orbital angular momentum character of an electron wave packet, which is initially created from a superposition of s and d Rydberg series. By an intelligent choice of phase, which depends on the excitation energy and the quantum defects, we are able to selectively pump down either all or a fraction of one or other angular momentum component, and by employing multichannel quantum-defect theory we are able to analyze the quantum-state distribution in detail.
|Title:||Controlling the angular momentum composition of a Rydberg electron wave packet|
|Open access status:||An open access publication. A version is also available from UCL Discovery.|
|Keywords:||ATOMIC ELECTRON, DYNAMICS, PHASE|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Chemistry|
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