Mechanisms of stabilization of Rydberg atoms in a strong light field

Fedorov, Mikhail V.
July 2000
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 525 Issue 1, p143
Academic Journal
The main ideas and features of strong-field interference stabilization of Rydberg atoms are described. Both analytical and model calculations, as well as exact numerical solutions of the Scho¨rdinger equation are discussed and compared with each other. Experiments of the FOM Institute groups (The Netherlands) on stabilization of Ba and Ne atoms excited initially, correspondingly, to 27d and 5g levels are discussed. In both cases mechanisms of stabilization are argued in favor of different kinds of interference phenomena rather than adiabatic stabilization. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.


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