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Thomas Pohl

Strong interaction effects on the atom counting statistics of ultracold Rydberg gases

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  • C. Ates
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  • T Pohl
  • T Pattard
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  • JM Rost

Based on simple rate equations for the Rydberg excitation process, we are able to model microscopically the dynamics of Rydberg excitation in ensembles of a large number of ultracold atoms, which is beyond the capabilities of fully ab initio approaches. Our results for the distribution of Rydberg atom numbers are in good agreement with recent experimental data, confirming the quenching of the distribution caused by Rydberg-Rydberg interactions.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Pages (from-to)L233-L239
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jun 2006

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