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Title: Multipole transitions of Rydberg atoms in modulated ponderomotive potentials

Abstract

We consider multipole transitions between Rydberg states in amplitude-modulated standing-wave ponderomotive potentials. For experimentally realizable depths of the ponderomotive potential, we find Rabi frequencies of tens of kilohertz. The transitions are not subject to dipole selection rules and allow for changes in the angular momentum quantum number up to about 5. The effects of energy level shifts caused by the ponderomotive potential are discussed.

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. FOCUS Center and Michigan Center for Theoretical Physics, Department of Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20982543
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. A; Journal Volume: 75; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.75.053401; (c) 2007 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; ANGULAR MOMENTUM; ATOMS; DIPOLES; MICROWAVE SPECTRA; MULTIPOLE TRANSITIONS; PONDEROMOTIVE FORCE; POTENTIALS; RYDBERG STATES; SELECTION RULES; SPECTRAL SHIFT; STANDING WAVES

Citation Formats

Knuffman, B., and Raithel, G.. Multipole transitions of Rydberg atoms in modulated ponderomotive potentials. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.75.053401.
Knuffman, B., & Raithel, G.. Multipole transitions of Rydberg atoms in modulated ponderomotive potentials. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.75.053401.
Knuffman, B., and Raithel, G.. Tue . "Multipole transitions of Rydberg atoms in modulated ponderomotive potentials". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.75.053401.
@article{osti_20982543,
title = {Multipole transitions of Rydberg atoms in modulated ponderomotive potentials},
author = {Knuffman, B. and Raithel, G.},
abstractNote = {We consider multipole transitions between Rydberg states in amplitude-modulated standing-wave ponderomotive potentials. For experimentally realizable depths of the ponderomotive potential, we find Rabi frequencies of tens of kilohertz. The transitions are not subject to dipole selection rules and allow for changes in the angular momentum quantum number up to about 5. The effects of energy level shifts caused by the ponderomotive potential are discussed.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVA.75.053401},
journal = {Physical Review. A},
number = 5,
volume = 75,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue May 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Tue May 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}