Production of "hot" excited-state atoms in collisionally aided radiative transitions

E. Giacobino, M. Tawil, P. R. Berman, O. Redi, H. H. Stroke

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    Abstract

    Collisionally aided radiative excitation of atoms using a laser detuned to the blue is shown to lead to heating of the external degrees of freedom. The velocity distribution of the excited atoms is studied experimentally and compared with theoretical predictions.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)2555-2557
    Number of pages3
    JournalPhysical Review A
    Volume28
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 1983

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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