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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1996
  • pp: 74–76

Measurement of the lifetime of the atomic cesium 52D5/2 state with diode-laser excitation

B. Hoeling, J. R. Yeh, T. Takekoshi, and R. J. Knize  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 1, pp. 74-76 (1996)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.21.000074


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Abstract

The lifetime of the atomic cesium 52D5/2 state was measured with time-correlated single-photon counting spectroscopy. Ground-state cesium atoms were excited with a diode laser by use of an electric quadrupole transition. Analysis of the exponential decay of the cascade photons from the 62P3/2 state yields a 52D5/2 lifetime of 1225(12) ns.

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Original Manuscript: May 25, 1995
Published: January 1, 1996

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B. Hoeling, J. R. Yeh, T. Takekoshi, and R. J. Knize, "Measurement of the lifetime of the atomic cesium 52D5/2 state with diode-laser excitation," Opt. Lett. 21, 74-76 (1996)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-21-1-74


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