Stark structure of barium Rydberg states

M. L. Zimmerman, T. W. Ducas, M. G. Littman, D. Kleppner

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Observations of the Stark structure of barium for Rydberg states in the region of n=12 are presented. The Stark manifold includes a valence state which perturbs the 1D2 series. General features of the interaction of the valence and Rydberg states in the presence of the electric field are explained by simple arguments based on configuration mixing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number003
Pages (from-to)L11-L14
JournalJournal of Physics B: Atomic and Molecular Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 1978
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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