Date of Completion
ion-pair, homonuclear, rubidium, heavy Rydberg, spectroscopy, ultracold
Field of Study
Doctor of Philosophy
Molecular and Rydberg physics have separately enjoyed, in the last decade or so, an enormous expansion due to the application of laser cooling techniques that allow control and resolution previously unattainable. One feld that lies at the intersection has not yet bene?ted from this development: heavy Rydberg states. In this experimental work, I investigated the possibility of ion pair production in ultracold rubidium through confguration mixing.
Ascoli, Marco, "Spectroscopy of States with Ion-Pair Character Near Rb(5s)+Rb(4d)" (2015). Doctoral Dissertations. 689.