Accession Number : ADA303731

Title :   Structure and Dynamics of Excited Atoms.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Nov 94-14 Nov 95,

Corporate Author : VIRGINIA UNIV CHARLOTTESVILLE

Personal Author(s) : Gallagher, Thomas. F.

PDF Url : ADA303731

Report Date : 14 NOV 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : Our efforts under AFOSR grant F49620-95-l-OO34 bave been focused on two topics, resonant collisional energy transfer between cold Rydberg atoms and microwave multiphoton processes in Rydberg atoms. In both of these lines of research we are taking advantage of the exaggerated properties of Rydberg atoms to explore physical regimes which would be hard to study quantitatively in other systems. For example in the collision experiments with cold Rydberg atoms we hope to see the evolution from two body collisions to many body interactions as we increase the strength of the interaction between atoms (AN)

Descriptors :   *PHOTONS, *ATOMIC STRUCTURE, POLARIZATION, MOLECULAR STATES, EXCITATION, QUANTUM THEORY, SODIUM, ELECTRIC FIELDS, MICROWAVES, ENERGY TRANSFER, TRAPPING(CHARGED PARTICLES), LITHIUM, RESONANCE, PERTURBATION THEORY, IONIZATION, MOLECULE MOLECULE INTERACTIONS, ELECTRON TRANSITIONS, STARK EFFECT, SHORT PULSES, POTASSIUM, ATOMIC SPECTRA, PARTICLE COLLISIONS, ATOMIC ENERGY LEVELS, RUBIDIUM.

Subject Categories : Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE