Effect of crossed electric and magnetic fields on sodium Rydberg states

E. Korevaar, M. G. Littman

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Abstract

The excitation spectrum for Rydberg states near n=11 of atomic sodium in crossed electric and magnetic fields has been recorded. The theoretical analysis of the spectroscopic data reveals degeneracies among some sublevels even though different sublevels are mixed by the external fields. The degeneracies are traced to a dynamical symmetry that is characteristic of the Coulomb potential.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number003
Pages (from-to)L437-L442
JournalJournal of Physics B: Atomic and Molecular Physics
Volume16
Issue number15
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1983

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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