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Organic Photonics and Electronics
Rochester, New York United States
October 10, 2006
ISBN: 1-55752-818-7
Joint FiO/LS Poster Session II (JWD)

Efficient Rydberg Excitation of He with STIRAP

S-H. Lee, A. Vernaleken, K. Choi, J. Kaufman, O. Kritsun, and Harold Metcalf


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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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OCIS Codes
(020.0020) Atomic and molecular physics : Atomic and molecular physics
(020.5780) Atomic and molecular physics : Rydberg states
(020.6580) Atomic and molecular physics : Stark effect

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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