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Spontaneous Evolution of Rydberg Atoms to a Cold Plasma

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Abstract

We have observed the spontaneous evolution of a dense samples of Rb and Cs Rydberg atoms into a cold plasma when most of the atoms are cold, but ~ 5% are at room temperature.

© 2000 Optical Society of America

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