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Nonhydrogenic effects in the deceleration of Rydberg atoms in inhomogeneous electric fields.

Abstract:
Argon atoms in Stark states at n approximately 25 have been decelerated and accelerated in inhomogeneous electric fields. The acceleration and deceleration behavior can be understood only by considering the adiabatic Landau-Zener dynamics that take place at the avoided crossings between the Stark states and the limited fluorescence lifetimes of approximately 10 micros.
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Wörner, HJ More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Chemistry, Physical and Theoretical Chem
Journal:
Physical review letters
Volume:
92
Issue:
3
Pages:
033005
Publication date:
2004-01-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1079-7114
ISSN:
0031-9007
URN:
uuid:398b506d-5b97-408b-8294-0f74e8a2762c
Source identifiers:
32616
Local pid:
pubs:32616
Language:
English

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