Experimental study of energy-level statistics in a regime of regular classical motion

George R. Welch*, Michael M. Kash, Chun Ho Iu, Long Hsu, Daniel Kleppner

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Abstract

We have studied energy-level statistics of the diamagnetic lithium Rydberg spectrum in a regime of regular classical motion. The distribution of adjacent levels displays the Poisson-type behavior that has been reported in theoretical studies of numerous systems. Long-range correlations in the spectrum can be related simply to the number of underlying manifolds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)893-896
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume62
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1989

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