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Diffraction of Rydberg atoms by laser light

Alber, Gernot (1992):
Diffraction of Rydberg atoms by laser light.
69, In: Physical Review Letters, (21), DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.69.3045,

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Title: Diffraction of Rydberg atoms by laser light
Language: English

It is shown that semiclassical path representations provide a well-suited framework for the description of the diffraction of Rydberg atoms by laser light. They allow one to relate the momentum exchange between the atomic center-of-mass motion and the laser field directly to elementary laser-assisted collisions between the excited Rydberg electron and the ionic core. Thus besides a convenient calculational tool they provide also direct physical insight into the underlying internal dynamics of the Rydberg atoms.

Journal or Publication Title: Physical Review Letters
Series Volume: 69
Issue Number: 21
Classification DDC: 500 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik > 530 Physik
Divisions: 05 Department of Physics
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2008 09:23
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2019 08:02
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.69.3045
URN: urn:nbn:de:tuda-tuprints-10033
Additional Information:

Erratum: http://prola.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v70/i14/p2200_1

Identification Number: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.69.3045
URI: https://tuprints.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/id/eprint/1003
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