Wave packets and Ramsey interference in a one-dimensional continuum

I. Yu Kiyan, D. J. Larson

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We consider the dynamics of atomic photodetachment in a magnetic field using laser pulses of duration on the order of or shorter than the period of the motion of the electron in the magnetic field. If two coherent, temporally separated pulses are used, Ramsey interference occurs. The interference pattern is modulated at the cyclotron frequency, due to the radial oscillation of the electron wave packet.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)943-946
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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