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Effects of Imperfect Unipolarity on the Ionization of Rydberg Atoms by Subpicosecond Half-Cycle Pulses
Physical Review A
  • N. E. Tielking, University of Virginia - Main Campus
  • Thomas J. Bensky, University of Virginia - Main Campus
  • Robert R. Jones, University of Virginia - Main Campus
Publication Date
4-1-1995
Abstract

Rydberg atoms are ionized by nearly unipolar, subpicosecond electromagnetic pulses. Deviations from a perfectly unidirectional pulse are found to alter substantially the ionization probability as a function of peak field. Quantitative agreement between classical theory and experiment is achieved if the pulse imperfections are significantly attenuated.

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N. E. Tielking, Thomas J. Bensky and Robert R. Jones. "Effects of Imperfect Unipolarity on the Ionization of Rydberg Atoms by Subpicosecond Half-Cycle Pulses" Physical Review A Vol. 51 Iss. 4 (1995) p. 3370 - 3373
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/tbensky/4/