Production of Atomic Rydberg States in Optical Collisions

  • C. E. Burkhardt
  • M. Ciocca
  • W. P. Garver
  • J. J. Leventhal
  • J. D. Kelley
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Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 16)


The advent of tunable lasers has provided the means to study many processes of fundamental importance in atomic and molecular physics. Among the phenomena of current interest are “laser-assisted” or “laser-induced” collisional processes[1]. In this context these terms refer to processes which result in atomic or molecular final states that are only accessible to irradiated systems undergoing collisional interaction[2];
$$X + Y + R\omega \to X* + Y.$$


Rydberg State Rydberg Atom Blue Laser Collisional Interaction Yellow Laser 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. E. Burkhardt
    • 1
  • M. Ciocca
    • 1
  • W. P. Garver
    • 1
  • J. J. Leventhal
    • 1
  • J. D. Kelley
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of Missouri-St. LouisSt. LouisUSA
  2. 2.McDonnell Douglas Research LaboratoriesSt. LouisUSA

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