Advisor

Jack C. Straton

Date of Award

8-30-2018

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Applied Physics

Department

Physics

Physical Description

1 online resource (vii, 124 pages)

DOI

10.15760/etd.6403

Abstract

We provide estimates of both cross section and rate for the stimulated attachment of a second positron into the (1s2 1Se) state of the H+ ion using Ohmura and Ohmura's (1960 Phys. Rev. 118 154) effective range theory, Reiss's strong field approximation (1980 Phys. Rev. A 22, 1786), and the principle of detailed balancing. Our motivation for producing H+ ion include its potential to be used as an intermediate state in bringing antihydrogen to ultra-cold (sub-mK) temperatures required for a variety of studies, which include both spectroscopy and the probing of the gravitational interaction of the anti-atom. We show that both cross section and rate are increased with the use of a resonant laser field.

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/26237

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