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A beam of laser-cooled lithium Rydberg atoms for precision microwave spectroscopy

Year: 1993

Authors: Weidemüller M., Gabbanini C., Hare J., Gross M., Haroche S.

Autors Affiliation: Département de Physique, l\’École Normale Supérieure, Laboratoire de Spectroscopie Hertzienne3 3 Unité associée au C.N.R.S. (U.A. No 18), 24, rue Lhomond, F-75231 Paris cedex 05, France

Abstract: Lithium atoms slowed down by laser cooling have been prepared into Rydberg states. Pulses of excited atoms, whose velocity can be reduced down to zero, have been detected at a repetition rate of 0.5 kHz. This atom source operates with cheap, easy to use semiconductor solid state lasers and is very convenient for high-resolution microwave spectroscopy of circular Rydberg states of lithium.


Volume: 101 (5-6)      Pages from: 342  to: 346

KeyWords: Lithium atoms; Spectrum analysis, Laser cooling; Rydberg atoms; Microwave spectroscopye
DOI: 10.1016/0030-4018(93)90726-L

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