Microwave excitation of rydberg atoms in the presence of noise

R. Bl̈mel, R. Graham, L. Sirko, U. Smilansky, H. Walther, K. Yamada

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

66 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

We study theoretically and experimentally the effect of noise on Rydberg atoms passing through a strong coherent microwave field. We derive a master equation containing the coherent field exactly. Its solution reveals the presence of four universal dynamical regimes: (i) an initial classical regime, (ii) a subsequent coherent localized regime, (iii) a transition, induced by the noise, in which coherence and localization are destroyed, and (iv) the final regime, where equidistribution over the quasienergy states is reached.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-344
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume62
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1989

Fingerprint

microwaves
excitation
atoms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

Cite this

Bl̈mel, R., Graham, R., Sirko, L., Smilansky, U., Walther, H., & Yamada, K. (1989). Microwave excitation of rydberg atoms in the presence of noise. Physical Review Letters, 62(4), 341-344. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.62.341

Microwave excitation of rydberg atoms in the presence of noise. / Bl̈mel, R.; Graham, R.; Sirko, L.; Smilansky, U.; Walther, H.; Yamada, K.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 62, No. 4, 1989, p. 341-344.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bl̈mel, R, Graham, R, Sirko, L, Smilansky, U, Walther, H & Yamada, K 1989, 'Microwave excitation of rydberg atoms in the presence of noise', Physical Review Letters, vol. 62, no. 4, pp. 341-344. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.62.341
Bl̈mel R, Graham R, Sirko L, Smilansky U, Walther H, Yamada K. Microwave excitation of rydberg atoms in the presence of noise. Physical Review Letters. 1989;62(4):341-344. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.62.341
Bl̈mel, R. ; Graham, R. ; Sirko, L. ; Smilansky, U. ; Walther, H. ; Yamada, K. / Microwave excitation of rydberg atoms in the presence of noise. In: Physical Review Letters. 1989 ; Vol. 62, No. 4. pp. 341-344.
@article{b237b9258acc4df8bf2ab771749b31d0,
title = "Microwave excitation of rydberg atoms in the presence of noise",
abstract = "We study theoretically and experimentally the effect of noise on Rydberg atoms passing through a strong coherent microwave field. We derive a master equation containing the coherent field exactly. Its solution reveals the presence of four universal dynamical regimes: (i) an initial classical regime, (ii) a subsequent coherent localized regime, (iii) a transition, induced by the noise, in which coherence and localization are destroyed, and (iv) the final regime, where equidistribution over the quasienergy states is reached.",
author = "R. Bl̈mel and R. Graham and L. Sirko and U. Smilansky and H. Walther and K. Yamada",
year = "1989",
doi = "10.1103/PhysRevLett.62.341",
language = "English",
volume = "62",
pages = "341--344",
journal = "Physical Review Letters",
issn = "0031-9007",
publisher = "American Physical Society",
number = "4",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Microwave excitation of rydberg atoms in the presence of noise

AU - Bl̈mel, R.

AU - Graham, R.

AU - Sirko, L.

AU - Smilansky, U.

AU - Walther, H.

AU - Yamada, K.

PY - 1989

Y1 - 1989

N2 - We study theoretically and experimentally the effect of noise on Rydberg atoms passing through a strong coherent microwave field. We derive a master equation containing the coherent field exactly. Its solution reveals the presence of four universal dynamical regimes: (i) an initial classical regime, (ii) a subsequent coherent localized regime, (iii) a transition, induced by the noise, in which coherence and localization are destroyed, and (iv) the final regime, where equidistribution over the quasienergy states is reached.

AB - We study theoretically and experimentally the effect of noise on Rydberg atoms passing through a strong coherent microwave field. We derive a master equation containing the coherent field exactly. Its solution reveals the presence of four universal dynamical regimes: (i) an initial classical regime, (ii) a subsequent coherent localized regime, (iii) a transition, induced by the noise, in which coherence and localization are destroyed, and (iv) the final regime, where equidistribution over the quasienergy states is reached.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=35949010040&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=35949010040&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1103/PhysRevLett.62.341

DO - 10.1103/PhysRevLett.62.341

M3 - Article

VL - 62

SP - 341

EP - 344

JO - Physical Review Letters

JF - Physical Review Letters

SN - 0031-9007

IS - 4

ER -