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Diffraction of Rydberg atoms by laser light

Alber, Gernot (2008)
Diffraction of Rydberg atoms by laser light.
In: Physical Review Letters, 1992, 69 (21)
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Item Type: Article
Type of entry: Secondary publication
Title: Diffraction of Rydberg atoms by laser light
Language: English
Date: 17 October 2008
Place of Publication: Darmstadt
Year of primary publication: 1992
Publisher: APS
Journal or Publication Title: Physical Review Letters
Volume of the journal: 69
Issue Number: 21
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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.

URN: urn:nbn:de:tuda-tuprints-10033
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Erratum: http://prola.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v70/i14/p2200_1

Classification DDC: 500 Science and mathematics > 530 Physics
Divisions: 05 Department of Physics
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2008 09:23
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2023 09:42
URI: https://tuprints.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/id/eprint/1003
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