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Fig. 32 | EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation

Fig. 32

From: Rydberg-Stark deceleration of atoms and molecules

Fig. 32

Surface-electrode decelerator and deflector for Rydberg atoms and molecules. Schematic diagram of the surface-electrode decelerator and deflector used to manipulate beams of H2 molecules in high Rydberg states. (i) The Rydberg state photoexcitation region is located between two parallel metal plates. (ii) The curved surface-electrode decelerator permitted controlled transport and deflection of the H2 molecules away from their initial axis of propagation. (iii) Deflected and undeflected molecules were directly imaged on a MCP detector. From [138] with permission

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