Accession Number:

ADA413573

Title:

Ultrafast Laser Studies of Molecular Rydberg Wave Packets

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

COLORADO UNIV AT BOULDER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-06-24

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

Wave packet preparation and probing is investigated in molecules, with particular emphasis on the formation of Rydberg wave packets. A new apparatus has been developed to investigate Rydberg state excitation with ultrafast lasers. It consists of an ultrafast laser system, a cw dye laser for launch state preparation, and an electron time of flight spectrometer. Three photon plus one photon two-color photoionization of Kr has been achieved, with apparent resulting Rydberg wave packet signals. A wave packet has been prepared between the F and G electronic states of lithium dimers, which introduces the electronic degree of freedom into rovibrational wave packets in a simple diatomic molecule. This is directed towards quantum information manipulations.

Subject Categories:

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE