Highly Excited Hydrogen in Strong Microwaves: Experimental Tests for Classically Chaotic Semiclassical Dynamics and for Quantum Localization

  • J. E. Bayfield
  • D. W. Sokol
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In recent years the hydrogen atom strongly perturbed by external fields has become a major testing ground in the development of quantum dynamics, the study of general features for the time evolution of nonintegrable quantum systems. We discuss some reasons for this, using for illustration some recent results for the case of an external sinusoidally oscillating electric field.


Atom Beam Localization Length Anderson Localization Static Electric Field Stark State 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. E. Bayfield
    • 1
  • D. W. Sokol
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

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