We demonstrate experimentally and theoretically an efficiency of greater than 50% for excitation from the 85Rb 5S ground state to the 44D Rydberg state, using the technique of Stimulated Raman Adiabatic Passage (STIRAP).
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(020.0020) Atomic and molecular physics : Atomic and molecular physics
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(020.5780) Atomic and molecular physics : Rydberg states
T. E. Cubel, B. Teo, V. Malinovsky, J. R. Guest, A. W. Reinhard, B. Knuffman, P. Berman, and G. Raithel, "Coherent Population Transfer from Ground State Atoms into Rydberg States," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper QThA2.
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