Field Ionization Thresholds of (17, n1, n2, 0) and (17, n1, n2, 1) Stark States of Sr Atom
Chin. Phys. Lett. 1993, 10 (5):
The field ionization thresholds of n=17, |m|=0,1 Stark states of Sr atoms have been investigated by two-step excitation using ππ, πσ polarized lasers and both uniform and pulse electric fields. The results showed, contrary to the hydrogen 's, higher-energy states generally have lower ionization thresholds, and that the |m|=0,1 Sr atoms exhibit partly adiabatic behavior at several avoided crossings in the passage to ionization.