Evolution of Rydberg states in half-cycle pulses: Classical, semiclassical, and quantum dynamics

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We summarize recent theoretical advances in the description of the evolution of Rydberg atoms subject to ultrashort pulses extending only a fraction of an optical cycle. We have performed classical. semiclassical and full quantum calculations in order to delineate the classical-quantum correspondence for impulsively perturbed atomic systems. We observe classical and quantum (or semiclassical) oscillations in excitation and ionization which depend on the initial state of atoms and on the strength of the perturbation. These predictions can be experimentally tested. 4 figs.

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Burgdoerfer, J. & Reinhold, C. December 31, 1994.

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We summarize recent theoretical advances in the description of the evolution of Rydberg atoms subject to ultrashort pulses extending only a fraction of an optical cycle. We have performed classical. semiclassical and full quantum calculations in order to delineate the classical-quantum correspondence for impulsively perturbed atomic systems. We observe classical and quantum (or semiclassical) oscillations in excitation and ionization which depend on the initial state of atoms and on the strength of the perturbation. These predictions can be experimentally tested. 4 figs.

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11 p.

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  • 4. international workshop on classical quantum correspondence, Philadelphia, PA (United States), 1994

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Burgdoerfer, J. & Reinhold, C. Evolution of Rydberg states in half-cycle pulses: Classical, semiclassical, and quantum dynamics, article, December 31, 1994; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc669524/: accessed September 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.