Fluorescence of oriented molecules in a microcavity

M. D. Barnes, C. Y. Kung, W. B. Whitten, J. M. Ramsey, S. Arnold, S. Holler

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Abstract

Ultrashort, nearly unipolar electric field pulses are used to produce novel dynamic states in Rydberg atoms. A single 500 fsec field pulse redistributes essentially all of the population from a single stationary Rydberg state to hundreds of different final states. The dynamic evolution of the nonstationary wave packet is monitored using a second, time-delayed pulse. The time-dependent momentum-space probability distribution of the wave packet can be retrieved experimentally using a classical impulse approximation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3931-3934
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume76
Issue number21
DOIs
StatePublished - May 20 1996

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    Barnes, M. D., Kung, C. Y., Whitten, W. B., Ramsey, J. M., Arnold, S., & Holler, S. (1996). Fluorescence of oriented molecules in a microcavity. Physical Review Letters, 76(21), 3931-3934. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.76.3931