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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.

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Published date: 12 December 2002
Additional Information: Times Cited: 20
Organisations: Chemistry


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Date deposited: 13 Apr 2012 09:11
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:06

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Author: J.R.R. Verlet
Author: V.G. Stavros
Author: R.S. Minns
Author: H.H. Fielding

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