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  • Vol. 66, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1976
  • pp: 426–433

Lifetime measurements in the excited S states of K, Rb, and Cs by the cascade Hanle effect

B. R. Bulos, R. Gupta, and W. Happer  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 66, Issue 5, pp. 426-433 (1976)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.66.000426


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Abstract

The cascade Hanle-effect technique has been described in detail. It has been used to measure the radiative lifetimes of several excited S states in heavy alkali metal atoms. We obtained the following measurements (in nanoseconds): γ(K, 6 2S½) = 68 ± 9, γ(Rb, 7 2S½) = 91 ± 11, γ(Cs, 8 2S½) = 96 ± 14, and γ(Cs, 9 2S½) = 231 ± 35.

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B. R. Bulos, R. Gupta, and W. Happer, "Lifetime measurements in the excited S states of K, Rb, and Cs by the cascade Hanle effect," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 66, 426-433 (1976)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-66-5-426


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