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Physical Review Letters
We describe a technique designed to excite a classical-limit state of an atom. A picosecond electric field pulse converts a circular state into a Rydberg wave packet which is localized in all three dimensions and travels along a classical Kepler orbit with arbitrary ellipticity.
© 1994 by the American Physical Society. The publisher's version of the article can be found at http://www.optics.rochester.edu/~stroud/publications/gaeta941.pdf
Z. D. Gaeta, Michael W. Noel, and C. R. Stroud, Jr., "Excitation of the classical-limit state of an atom," Phys. Rev. Lett. 73, 636 (1994).