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OBSERVATION OF RYDBERG WAVE-PACKET DYNAMICS IN A COULOMBIC AND MAGNETIC-FIELD

WALS, J; FIELDING, HH; CHRISTIAN, JF; SNOEK, LC; VANDERZANDE, WJ; VANDENHEUVELL, HBV; (1994) OBSERVATION OF RYDBERG WAVE-PACKET DYNAMICS IN A COULOMBIC AND MAGNETIC-FIELD. PHYS REV LETT , 72 (24) 3783 - 3786.

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Abstract

Rydberg electron wave packets are investigated, using phase-modulated detection, In the absence of any external field we observe pure radial motion of a bound electron wave packet showing both the first integer revival and all fractional revivals up to the seventh order; in the presence of a magnetic field (0.81 T) both paramagnetic and diamagnetic effects are observed. Paramagnetism is visible in the time-correlation function of the wave packet as a sinusoidal intensity modulation, with a period of 43 ps, superimposed on the radial motion; the diamagnetism is observed as a decrease in the radial recurrence times (by up to 35%).

Type: Article
Title: OBSERVATION OF RYDBERG WAVE-PACKET DYNAMICS IN A COULOMBIC AND MAGNETIC-FIELD
Keywords: ORBITS, ATOMS, IONIZATION, RUBIDIUM, COLLAPSE, REVIVAL, STATES, MOTION
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/70142
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