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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 7 — Sep. 28, 1998
  • pp: 271–279

Stabilization and structure of wave packets in Rydberg atoms ionized by a strong light field

M. V. Fedorov and S. M. Fedorov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 3, Issue 7, pp. 271-279 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.3.000271


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Abstract

New features of the phenomenon of interference stabilization of Rydberg atoms are found to exist. The main of them are: (i) dynamical stabilization, which means that in case of pulses with a smooth envelope the time-dependent residual probability for an atom to survive in bound states remains almost constant in the middle part of a pulse (at the strongest fields); (ii) existence of the strong-field stabilization of the after-pulse residual probability in case of pulses longer than the classical Kepler period; and (iii) pulsation of the time-dependent Rydberg wave packet formed in the process of photoionization.

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OCIS Codes
(020.5780) Atomic and molecular physics : Rydberg states
(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: August 13, 1998
Revised Manuscript: August 11, 1998
Published: September 28, 1998

Citation
Mikhail Fedorov and Sergei Fedorov, "Stabilization and Structure of wave packets in Rydberg atoms ionized by a strong light field," Opt. Express 3, 271-279 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-3-7-271


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