Laser manipulation of two electron Rydberg atoms

报告题目:Laser manipulation of two electron Rydberg atoms

报告人:Prof. Thomas F. Gallagher (The University of Virginia)




Rydberg states of two valence electron atoms offer possibilities beyond those available in single valence electron atoms. In particular, the possibility of laser excitation of the second electron introduces novel ways to trap and manipulate Rydberg atoms. The essential properties of doubly excited Rydberg atoms will be summarized, and laser excitation of the second electron will be described in detail, showing a promising route to a dipole trap for Rydberg atoms.


Professor Thomas F. Gallagher is an internationally renowned experimental physicist in atomic and molecular physics and the Jesse Beams professor of Physics at the University of Virginia in the United States. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) and the Optical Society of America and served as the chair of the Ramsey Prize Committee, as the chairman of Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (DAMOP) of APS, and as other prestigious positions at various scientific organizations. He is a pioneer in the field of highly excited Rydberg atoms, particularly in areas such as Rydberg atoms interacting with microwave fields, cold Rydberg atoms, and their applications in ultracold neutral plasma. He has published 51 high-impact papers in Physical Review Letters, 171 papers in Physical Review A, and 1 review article in Reviews of Modern Physics. His articles have been cited over 25,000 times, and he has an H-index of 73. Moreover, he authored the monograph 'Rydberg Atoms', which has become the indispensable reference for Rydberg research and is being translated into Chinses. He received Davisson-Germer Prize for outstanding contributions to the research of Rydberg atoms.