Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics)
We investigate the wave packet dynamics of electrons bound in the nonseparable potential of cesium in a static electric field using time-domain Ramsey interferometry. Specially shaped wave packets with low radial dispersion enable us to view the interaction between the wave packet and the atomic core. Experiments in cesium, together with quantum defect calculations of cesium and hydrogen, demonstrate changes in the motion and shape of these wave packets due to core scattering.
Original Publication Citation
Naudeau, M.L., Sukenik, C.I., & Bucksbaum, P.H. (1997). Core scattering of stark wave packets. Physical Review A, 56(1), 636-639. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevA.56.636
Naudeau, M. L.; Sukenik, C. I.; and Bucksbaum, P. H., "Core Scattering of Stark Wave Packets" (1997). Physics Faculty Publications. 10.