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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2003
  • pp: 2055–2057

Lifetime measurement of the 9s level of atomic francium

S. Aubin, E. Gomez, L. A. Orozco, and G. D. Sprouse  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 21, pp. 2055-2057 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.28.002055


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Abstract

We use two-photon resonant excitation and time-correlated single-photon counting techniques on a sample of 210Fr atoms confined and cooled in a magneto-optical trap to measure the lifetime of the 9s excited level. Direct measurement of the decay through the 7P3/2 level at 851 nm yields a lifetime of 107.53±0.80 ns .

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OCIS Codes
(020.4180) Atomic and molecular physics : Multiphoton processes
(020.4900) Atomic and molecular physics : Oscillator strengths
(020.7010) Atomic and molecular physics : Laser trapping
(300.6210) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, atomic

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S. Aubin, E. Gomez, L. A. Orozco, and G. D. Sprouse, "Lifetime measurement of the 9s level of atomic francium," Opt. Lett. 28, 2055-2057 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-28-21-2055


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