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Measurement of the electric dipole moments for transitions to rubidium Rydberg states via Autler–Townes splitting

Piotrowicz, M. J.; MacCormick, C.; Kowalczyk, A.; Bergamini, S.; Beterov, I. I. and Yakshina, E. A. (2011). Measurement of the electric dipole moments for transitions to rubidium Rydberg states via Autler–Townes splitting. New Journal of Physics, 13(9), article no. 093012.

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We present the direct measurements of electric dipole moments for 5P3/2nD5/2 transitions with 20 < n < 48 for rubidium atoms. The measurements were carried out in an ultracold sample via observation of the Autler–Townes splitting in a three-level ladder scheme, commonly used for twophoton excitation of Rydberg states. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first systematic measurement of the electric dipole moments for transitions from low excited states of rubidium to Rydberg states. Due to its simplicity and versatility, this method can be easily extended to other transitions and other atomic species with few constraints. The good agreement seen between the experimental results and the theory proves the reliability of the measurement method.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: IOP Publishing Ltd and Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft
ISSN: 1367-2630
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Cold Rydberg atoms in optical traps: probing the electric field of individual quantum objectsEP/F031130/1EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)
Not SetNot SetRoyal Society
Not Set10-02-92624RS-RFBR
Not SetMK-6386.2010.2Grant of the President of Russia
Not SetNot SetDynasty Foundation
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Physical Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
Item ID: 30669
Depositing User: Silvia Bergamini
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2011 17:10
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2014 14:44
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