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dc.contributor.advisor Killian, Thomas C
dc.creatorDeSalvo, Brian J.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-07T17:32:08Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-07T17:32:08Z
dc.date.created 2015-12
dc.date.issued 2015-07-30
dc.date.submitted December 2015
dc.identifier.citation DeSalvo, Brian J.. "Ultralong-Range Molecules and Rydberg Blockade in Ultracold 84Sr." (2015) Diss., Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/87766.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/87766
dc.description.abstract My dissertation describes experiments on two-photon excitation of ultracold Sr to the 3S1 Rydberg series and represents the first experiments exciting Rydberg atoms via an intermediate triplet excited state. Due to the narrow linewidth (7.5 kHz) of the 1S0 – 3P1 transition in Sr, this excitation scheme yields longer coherence times and less loss from the intermediate state compared to methods using the usual dipole allowed transitions. This is advantageous for realizing the possibility of Rydberg dressing, where a small amount of Rydberg character is admixed to ground state atoms allowing for continuously tunable long-range interactions. With this goal in mind, we explore the interplay of Rydberg blockade, Rydberg-Rydberg interactions, and ground-Rydberg interactions in high density, ultracold gases through Autler-Townes spectroscopy and photoassociation of ultralong-range Rydberg molecules.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectUltracold atoms
Rydberg atoms
Ultralong-range molecules
dc.title Ultralong-Range Molecules and Rydberg Blockade in Ultracold 84Sr
dc.contributor.committeeMember Hulet, Randall G
dc.contributor.committeeMember Brooks, Philip R
dc.date.updated 2016-01-07T17:32:08Z
dc.type.genre Thesis
dc.type.material Text
thesis.degree.department Physics and Astronomy
thesis.degree.discipline Natural Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Doctoral
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy


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