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Title: Probing the evolution of Stark wave packets by a weak half-cycle pulse

Abstract

We probe the dynamic evolution of a Stark wave packet in cesium using weak half-cycle pulses (HCP's). The state-selective field-ionization spectra taken as a function of HCP delay reveal wave-packet dynamics such as Kepler beats, Stark revivals, and fractional revivals. A quantum-mechanical simulation explains the results as multimode interference induced by the HCP.

Authors:
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  1. FOCUS Center, Department of Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1120 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20650260
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review. A
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 71; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.71.013407; (c) 2005 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 1050-2947
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; ABSORPTION SPECTRA; CESIUM; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; EVOLUTION; INTERFERENCE; IONIZATION; PROBES; PULSES; QUANTUM MECHANICS; WAVE PACKETS

Citation Formats

Wen, H, Pisharody, S N, Murray, J M, and Bucksbaum, P H. Probing the evolution of Stark wave packets by a weak half-cycle pulse. United States: N. p., 2005. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.71.013407.
Wen, H, Pisharody, S N, Murray, J M, & Bucksbaum, P H. Probing the evolution of Stark wave packets by a weak half-cycle pulse. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.71.013407.
Wen, H, Pisharody, S N, Murray, J M, and Bucksbaum, P H. Sat . "Probing the evolution of Stark wave packets by a weak half-cycle pulse". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.71.013407.
@article{osti_20650260,
title = {Probing the evolution of Stark wave packets by a weak half-cycle pulse},
author = {Wen, H and Pisharody, S N and Murray, J M and Bucksbaum, P H},
abstractNote = {We probe the dynamic evolution of a Stark wave packet in cesium using weak half-cycle pulses (HCP's). The state-selective field-ionization spectra taken as a function of HCP delay reveal wave-packet dynamics such as Kepler beats, Stark revivals, and fractional revivals. A quantum-mechanical simulation explains the results as multimode interference induced by the HCP.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevA.71.013407},
journal = {Physical Review. A},
issn = {1050-2947},
number = 1,
volume = 71,
place = {United States},
year = {2005},
month = {1}
}