Propagation of double Rydberg wave packets

F. Robicheaux, R. C. Forrey

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Double Rydberg wave packets for He electronic states are propagated in time using fully quantum mechanical calculations. The wave packets are constructed so that the two electrons are simultaneously excited up to nRyd ∼ 15 states and coupled to total orbital angular momentum equal to zero and to total spin equal to zero. We attempt to construct a wave packet to isolate symmetric stretch motion. Classical and quantum ideas are used to interpret several features of the time-dependent wave function. We briefly discuss some of the interesting problems that can be addressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S363-S371
JournalJournal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 28 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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