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Title: New States of Hydrogen in a Circularly Polarized Electromagnetic Field

Abstract

We predict the existence in hydrogen of stable nonspreading Rydberg wave packet states that have no classical counterparts. We show their time-dependent creation from circular Rydberg states in numerical simulations. These states are both angularly and radially localized exactly in antiphase from the corresponding nonspreading (so-called Trojan) packet position and are stabilized by quantum interference. {copyright} {ital 1996 The American Physical Society.}

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Rochester Theory Center for Optical Science and Engineering, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14627 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
383883
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 77; Journal Issue: 12; Other Information: PBD: Sep 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
66 PHYSICS; HYDROGEN; RYDBERG STATES; ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS; POLARIZATION; WAVE PACKETS; TIME DEPENDENCE; SIMULATION; INTERFERENCE; STABILIZATION

Citation Formats

Kalinski, M, and Eberly, J H. New States of Hydrogen in a Circularly Polarized Electromagnetic Field. United States: N. p., 1996. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.77.2420.
Kalinski, M, & Eberly, J H. New States of Hydrogen in a Circularly Polarized Electromagnetic Field. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.77.2420.
Kalinski, M, and Eberly, J H. Sun . "New States of Hydrogen in a Circularly Polarized Electromagnetic Field". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.77.2420.
@article{osti_383883,
title = {New States of Hydrogen in a Circularly Polarized Electromagnetic Field},
author = {Kalinski, M and Eberly, J H},
abstractNote = {We predict the existence in hydrogen of stable nonspreading Rydberg wave packet states that have no classical counterparts. We show their time-dependent creation from circular Rydberg states in numerical simulations. These states are both angularly and radially localized exactly in antiphase from the corresponding nonspreading (so-called Trojan) packet position and are stabilized by quantum interference. {copyright} {ital 1996 The American Physical Society.}},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.77.2420},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 12,
volume = 77,
place = {United States},
year = {1996},
month = {9}
}