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  • Vol. 34, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2009
  • pp: 2548–2550

Measurement of hyperfine structure and isotope shifts in the Dy 421 nm transition

Nathan Leefer, Arman Cingöz, and Dmitry Budker  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 17, pp. 2548-2550 (2009)

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A measurement of the hyperfine coefficients and isotope shifts for the atomic dysprosium 421.291 nm transition ( 4 f 10 6 s 2 , J = 8 4 f 10 6 s 6 p , J = 9 ) using atomic beam laser-induced fluorescence spectroscopy is presented. A King plot analysis is performed to determine a specific mass shift of δ ν sms 164 162 = 11 ( 7 ) MHz for the 421 nm transition, confirming the pure 4 f 10 6 s 6 p configuration of the excited state. This transition is currently being explored for laser cooling of an atomic beam of dysprosium used in a search for a temporal variation of the fine-structure constant.

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OCIS Codes
(020.2930) Atomic and molecular physics : Hyperfine structure
(020.3260) Atomic and molecular physics : Isotope shifts
(300.0300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy
(300.2530) Spectroscopy : Fluorescence, laser-induced
(300.6380) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, modulation
(020.3320) Atomic and molecular physics : Laser cooling

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Original Manuscript: June 10, 2009
Revised Manuscript: July 3, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 16, 2009
Published: August 18, 2009

Nathan Leefer, Arman Cingöz, and Dmitry Budker, "Measurement of hyperfine structure and isotope shifts in the Dy 421 nm transition," Opt. Lett. 34, 2548-2550 (2009)

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