Rydberg States in Laser Fields: Wave Packets and Near-Threshold Phenomena

  • P. Zoller
  • G. Alber
  • H. Ritsch
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 12)

Abstract

The description of the behavior and motion of Rydberg electrons excited by laser radiation is an essential element in our understanding of multiphoton processes in atoms and molecules [1,2]. Here we consider two aspects of this problem: (i) We discuss generation of Rydberg wave packets by short laser pulses; and their detection in a two-photon experiment with time-delayed pulses [3,4], (ii) We develop a theory of excitation of (autoionizing) Rydberg states which from the outset includes the laser-induced mixing between all bound and continuum states of a Rydberg series [5].

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Zoller
    • 1
  • G. Alber
    • 1
  • H. Ritsch
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsUniversity of InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria

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