Positive-energy structure of the diamagnetic Rydberg spectrum

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

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Abstract

We report the existence of narrow resonances in the positive-energy region of the diamagnetic spectrum of lithium. The level structure evolves with magnetic field in an orderly fashion. Linewidths corresponding to lifetimes greater than 3000 cyclotron periods have been observed. The regime studied is characterized by chaotic classical motion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1975-1978
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume62
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1989

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