• Corpus ID: 244463119

Anderson localization of a Rydberg electron

  title={Anderson localization of a Rydberg electron},
  author={Matthew T. Eiles and Alexander Eisfeld and Jan Michael Rost},
Highly excited Rydberg atoms inherit their level structure, symmetries, and scaling behavior from the hydrogen atom. We will demonstrate that these fundamental properties enable a thermodynamic limit of a single Rydberg atom subjected to interactions with nearby ground state atoms. The limit is reached by simultaneously increasing the number of ground state atoms and the level of excitation of the Rydberg atom, for which the Coulomb potential supplies infinitely many and highly degenerate… 

Figures from this paper

Dynamics of atoms within atoms

Recent experiments with Bose–Einstein condensates have entered a regime in which thousands of ground-state condensate atoms fill the Rydberg-electron orbit. After the excitation of a single atom into

Ring Rydberg composites

The properties and behavior of a Ring Rydberg Composite are explicated. This system consists of a ring of ground state atoms centered on a Rydberg atom, whose electron elastically scatters off the

Rydberg Composites

We introduce the Rydberg Composite, a new class of Rydberg matter where a single Rydberg atom is interfaced with a dense environment of neutral ground state atoms. The properties of the Composite

Trilobites, butterflies, and other exotic specimens of long-range Rydberg molecules

  • M. Eiles
  • Physics
    Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
  • 2019
This PhD tutorial discusses ultra-long-range Rydberg molecules, the exotic bound states of a Rydberg atom and one or more ground state atoms immersed in the Rydberg electron’s wave function. This

Ultracold molecular Rydberg physics in a high density environment

Sufficiently high densities in Bose–Einstein condensates provide favorable conditions for the production of ultralong-range polyatomic molecules consisting of one Rydberg atom and a number of neutral

The theory of two-electron atoms: between ground state and complete fragmentation

Since the first attempts to calculate the helium ground state in the early days of Bohr-Sommerfeld quantization, two-electron atoms have posed a series of unexpected challenges to theoretical

Extended Coherently Delocalized States in a Frozen Rydberg Gas.

Two different types of eigenstates are identified: one which stems from strongly-interacting clusters, resulting in localized states, and one which extends over large delocalized networks of atoms, which can be excited and distinguished by appropriately tuned microwave pulses.

Production of trilobite Rydberg molecule dimers with kilo-Debye permanent electric dipole moments

The observation of ultralong-range Rydberg molecules with bond lengths of ~100 nanometers and kilo-Debye permanent electric dipole moments that form when an ultracold ground-state cesium atom becomes bound within the electronic cloud of an extended Cs electronic orbit is reported.

Ultracold Rydberg molecules

The authors review the recent developments in the study of various types of Rydberg molecules and their potential for future applications in spectroscopy, sensing and quantum information.

On the theory of collisions of atoms in rydberg states with neutral particles

2014 The theory of transitions between Rydberg states induced by thermal collisions, and of the broadening and shift of optical lines involving such states, is reconsidered. It is shown that the

Many-body physics with individually controlled Rydberg atoms

Recent decades have witnessed great developments in the field of quantum simulation—where synthetic systems are built and studied to gain insight into complicated, many-body real-world problems.