Controlling the angular momentum composition of a Rydberg electron wave packet
Verlet, J.R.R., Stavros, V.G., Minns, R.S. and Fielding, H.H. (2002) Controlling the angular momentum composition of a Rydberg electron wave packet. Physical Review Letters, 89, (26), 263004-1-263004-4. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.89.263004).
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Sequences of phase-locked laser pulses have been employed to control the orbital angular momentum character of an electron wave packet, which is initially created from a superposition of s and d Rydberg series. By an intelligent choice of phase, which depends on the excitation energy and the quantum defects, we are able to selectively pump down either all or a fraction of one or other angular momentum component, and by employing multichannel quantum-defect theory we are able to analyze the quantum-state distribution in detail.
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.89.263004|
|Additional Information:||Times Cited: 20|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics
Q Science > QD Chemistry
|Divisions :||Faculty of Natural and Environmental Sciences > Chemistry
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|Date Deposited:||13 Apr 2012 09:11|
|Last Modified:||31 Mar 2016 14:25|
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