The ~100% efficiency of STIRAP is used to produce Rydberg He atoms in a slightly supersonic beam. We focus the atoms with a hexapole electrostatic lens and calibrate the Rabi frequency with the Autler-Townes effect.
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S. Lee, A. Vernaleken, K. Choi, J. Kaufman, O. Kritsun, and H. Metcalf, "Efficient Rydberg Excitation of He with STIRAP," in Frontiers in Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper JWD122.
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