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dc.contributor.authorMcQuillen, P.
Zhang, X.
Strickler, T.
Dunning, F.B.
Killian, T.C.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-01-28T19:44:57Z
dc.date.available 2013-01-28T19:44:57Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.citation McQuillen, P., Zhang, X., Strickler, T., et al.. "Imaging the evolution of an ultracold strontium Rydberg gas." Physical Review A, 87, (2013) American Physical Society: 13407. http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.87.013407.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/69854
dc.description.abstract Clouds of ultracold strontium 5s48s1S0 or 5s47d1D2 Rydberg atoms are created by two-photon excitation of laser-cooled 5s21S0 atoms. The spontaneous evolution of the cloud of low orbital angular momentum (low-ℓ) Rydberg states towards an ultracold neutral plasma is observed by imaging resonant light scattered from core ions, a technique that provides both spatial and temporal resolution. Evolution is observed to be faster for the S states, which display isotropic attractive interactions, than for the D states, which exhibit anisotropic, principally repulsive interactions. Immersion of the atoms in a dilute ultracold neutral plasma speeds up the evolution and allows the number of Rydberg atoms initially created to be determined.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher American Physical Society
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dc.title Imaging the evolution of an ultracold strontium Rydberg gas
dc.type Journal article
dc.citation.journalTitle Physical Review A
dc.contributor.org Rice Quantum Institute
dc.citation.volumeNumber 87
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dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.87.013407
dc.type.publication publisher version
dc.citation.firstpage 13407


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