Alina Gearba

Associate Professor

Ph.D. Physics, "Politehnica" University of Bucharest, Romania, 2001.

Research Areas

Laser cooling and trapping of neutral atoms. Magneto-Optical Trap Recoil Ion Momentum Spectroscopy (MOTRIMS). Coherent excitation by Stimulated Raman Adiabatic Passage (STIRAP).

Highly charged ions-Rydberg atoms collisions. Stark-induced X-ray emission from high Rydberg states. Fine structure spectroscopy.

Recent Publications

M. A. Gearba, H. A. Camp, M. L. Trachy, G. Veshapidze, M. H. Shah, H. U. Jang, and B. D. DePaola, Measurement of Population Dynamics in Stimulated Raman Adiabatic Passage, Phys. Rev. A 76, 013406 (2007).

M. H. Shah, H. A. Camp, M. L. Trachy, G. Veshapidze, M. A. Gearba and B. D. DePaola, Model-Independent Measurement of the Excited State Fraction in a Magneto-Optical Trap, Phys. Rev. A 75, 053418 (2007).

M. H. Shah, H. A. Camp, M. L. Trachy, X. Flechard, M. A. Gearba, H. Nguyen, R. Bredy, and B. D. DePaola, Relative Charge Transfer Cross Section from Rb (4d), Phys. Rev. A 72, 024701 (2005).

E.L. Snow, M.A. Gearba, R.A. Komara, S.R. Lundeen, W.G. Sturrus, Determination of Dipole and Quadrupole Polarizabilities of Ba+ by Measurement of the Fine Structure of High-L n = 9and 10Rydberg States of Barium, Phys. Rev. A 71, 022510 (2005).

M.A. Gearba, R.A. Komara, S.R. Lundeen, C.W. Fehrenbach, B.D. DePaola, Stark-induced X-ray Emission from H-like and He-like Rydberg Ions, Phys. Rev. A 71, 013424 (2005).

R.A. Komara, M.A. Gearba, S.R. Lundeen, C.W. Fehrenbach, Ion Properties from High-L Rydberg Fine Structure: Dipole Polarizability of Si2+, J. Phys. B 38, S87 (2005).

E.L. Snow, R.A. Komara, M.A. Gearba, S.R. Lundeen, Indirect Spin-Orbit Interaction in High-L Rydberg States with 2S1/2 Cores, Phys. Rev. A 68, 022510 (2003).

R.A. Komara, M.A. Gearba, S.R. Lundeen, C.W. Fehrenbach, Determination of the Polarizability of Na-like Silicon by Study of the Fine Structure of High-L Rydberg States of Si2+, Phys. Rev. A 67, 062502 (2003).

M.A. Gearba, R.A. Komara, S.R. Lundeen, W.G. Sturrus, C.W. Fehrenbach, B.D. DePaola, X. Flechard, Stark-Induced X-Ray Emission from High Rydberg States of H-like and He-like Silicon, Phys. Rev. A 66, 032705 (2002).

M. van der Poel, C.V. Nielsen, M.A. Gearba, N.O. Andersen, Fraunhofer Diffraction of Atomic Matter Waves: Electron Transfer Studies with Laser Cooled Target, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 123201 (2001).