Recurrence spectroscopy of a time-dependent system: A rydberg atom in an oscillating field
We report the results of an experimental and theoretical investigation of the recurrence spectra of Rydberg atoms in a static plus weak oscillating electric field. Experiments reveal the systematic weakening of orbits in a recurrence spectrum as the oscillating field strength and frequency are changed. We describe a generalization of closed orbit theory to time-dependent systems and show that it provides a qualitative and quantitative description of the phenomena. 1997 © The American Physical Society.
Physical Review Letters
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Spellmeyer, Neal; Kleppner, Daniel; Haggerty, M. R.; Kondratovich, V.; Delos, J. B.; and Gao, J., "Recurrence spectroscopy of a time-dependent system: A rydberg atom in an oscillating field" (1997). Kean Publications. 2830.