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Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference
Baltimore, Maryland United States
May 22, 2005
ISBN: 1-55752-770-9
Cold Atom/Molecule Physics (QThA)

Long-Range Interactions in a Cold Rydberg Gas

P.L. Gould, S.M. Farooqi, D. Tong, J. Stanojevic, S. Krishnan, Y.P. Zhang, R. Côté, and E.E. Eyler

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The excitation of cold Rydberg atoms is significantly influenced by long-range van der Waals interactions. Avoided crossings between interatomic potentials lead to molecular resonances, while energy level shifts from neighboring atoms suppress resonant Rydberg excitation.

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OCIS Codes
(020.0020) Atomic and molecular physics : Atomic and molecular physics
(020.5780) Atomic and molecular physics : Rydberg states
(020.7010) Atomic and molecular physics : Laser trapping

P. L. Gould, S. M. Farooqi, D. Tong, J. Stanojevic, S. Krishnan, Y. P. Zhang, R. Côté, and E. E. Eyler, "Long-Range Interactions in a Cold Rydberg Gas," 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 QThA3.

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