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dc.contributor.authorDeSalvo, B.J.
Aman, J.A.
Gaul, C.
Pohl, T.
Yoshida, S.
Burgdörfer, J.
Hazzard, K.R.A.
Dunning, F.B.
Killian, T.C.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-04T18:16:35Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-04T18:16:35Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation DeSalvo, B.J., Aman, J.A., Gaul, C., et al.. "Rydberg-blockade effects in Autler-Townes spectra of ultracold strontium." Physical Review A, 93, no. 2 (2016) American Physical Society: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.93.022709.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/94168
dc.description.abstract We present a combined experimental and theoretical study of the effects of Rydberg interactions on Autler-Townes spectra of ultracold gases of atomic strontium. Realizing two-photon Rydberg excitation via a long-lived triplet state allows us to probe the regime where Rydberg state decay presents the dominant decoherence mechanism. The effects of Rydberg interactions are observed in shifts, asymmetries, and broadening of the measured atom-loss spectra. The experiment is analyzed within a one-body density-matrix approach, accounting for interaction-induced level shifts and dephasing through nonlinear terms that approximately incorporate correlations due to the Rydberg blockade. This description yields good agreement with our experimental observations for short excitation times. For longer excitation times, the loss spectrum is altered qualitatively, suggesting additional dephasing mechanisms beyond the standard blockade mechanism based on pure van der Waals interactions.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher American Physical Society
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dc.title Rydberg-blockade effects in Autler-Townes spectra of ultracold strontium
dc.type Journal article
dc.citation.journalTitle Physical Review A
dc.contributor.org Rice Center for Quantum Materials
dc.citation.volumeNumber 93
dc.citation.issueNumber 2
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.93.022709
dc.type.publication publisher version
dc.citation.articleNumber 022709


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