Exploring the Many-Body Dynamics Near a Conical Intersection with Trapped Rydberg Ions.

  title={Exploring the Many-Body Dynamics Near a Conical Intersection with Trapped Rydberg Ions.},
  author={Filippo M. Gambetta and Chi Zhang and Markus Hennrich and Igor Lesanovsky and Weibin Li},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={126 23},
Conical intersections between electronic potential energy surfaces are paradigmatic for the study of nonadiabatic processes in the excited states of large molecules. However, since the corresponding dynamics occurs on a femtosecond timescale, their investigation remains challenging and requires ultrafast spectroscopy techniques. We demonstrate that trapped Rydberg ions are a platform to engineer conical intersections and to simulate their ensuing dynamics on larger length scales and timescales… Expand
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