Laser spectroscopy of highly excited hydrogen atoms in electric and magnetic fields

  • H. Rottke
  • A. Holle
  • Karl H. Welge
Invited Lectures Part III: Laser Spectroscopy
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 229)


The first part of the paper provides a review of systematic studies carried out in our laboratory on the Stark effect of highly excited H-atoms around the ionization threshold. Excitation is performed from individual Stark sublevels in the H(n = 2) state with π and O polarized laser radiation, resulting in eight essentially different ionization spectra. The experimental results fully agree with theory.


Ionization Cross Section Rydberg State Stark Effect Ionization Threshold Total Ionization Cross Section 
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  • H. Rottke
    • 1
  • A. Holle
    • 1
  • Karl H. Welge
    • 1
  1. 1.Fakultät f. PhysikUniversität BielefeldBielefeld 1Germany

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