J. Phys. II France
Volume 1, Numéro 4, April 1991
Page(s) 437 - 449
DOI: 10.1051/jp2:1991178
J. Phys. II France 1 (1991) 437-449

Excitation mechanisms for hydrogen atoms in strong microwave fields

H. P. Breuer and M. Holthaus

Physikalisches Institut der Universität Bonn, Nussallee 12, D-5300 Bonn 1, Germany

(Received 5 September 1990, revised 27 December 1990, accepted 11 January 1991)

We analyse the excitation mechanisms which determine the dynamics of highly excited hydrogen atoms traversing a waveguide. Experimental measurements to verify predictions derived from Floquet theory are suggested.

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