We use amplified programmable shaped optical pulses to engineer Rydberg wavefunctions. The method employs a computer-controlled liquid crystal pulse shaper. The wavefunctions, which are nonstationary states, are monitored by observing temporal interference via the optical Ramsey method.

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Publisher Cham: Springer
Editor P. F. Barbara , W. H. Knox , G. A. Mourou , A. H. Zewail
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Bucksbaum, P. H, Schumacher, D. W, Pinkos, D, Hoogenraad, J. H, Krause, J. L, & Wilson, K. R. (1994). Programmable wave-function engineering is Cs Rydberg states. In P. F Barbara, W. H Knox, G. A Mourou, & A. H Zewail (Eds.), Ultrafast Phenomena IX : Proceedings of the 9th International Conference, Dana Point, CA, May 2-6,1994 (pp. 260–262). Cham: Springer.