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Fig. 31 | EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation

Fig. 31

From: Rydberg-Stark deceleration of atoms and molecules

Fig. 31

Trapping stationary samples of He atoms in a surface-electrode Rydberg-Stark decelerator. He Rydberg atom time-of-flight distributions after deceleration, trapping, and re-acceleration in a surface-electrode decelerator. The states initially prepared at photoexcitation were those for which |n,k,m〉=|30,23,0〉. The dashed vertical lines indicate the He atom detection times after trapping stationary samples for times ranging from 0 to 50 μs. The dependence of the integrated time-of-flight signal on the trapping time is indicated in the inset, together with the decay rate associated fluorescence alone. From [137] with permission

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