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Isotope shifts and hyperfine structure in the 555.8-nm S-1(0) -> P-3(1) line of Yb

Pandey, Kanhaiya and Singh, Alok K and Kumar, P V Kiran and Suryanarayana, MV and Natarajan, Vasant (2009) Isotope shifts and hyperfine structure in the 555.8-nm S-1(0) -> P-3(1) line of Yb. In: Physical Review A, 80 (2).

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We apply our technique of using a Rb-stabilized ring-cavity resonator to measure the frequencies of various spectral components in the 555.8-nm 1S0-->3P1 line of Yb. We determine the isotope shifts with 60 kHz precision, which is an order-of-magnitude improvement over the best previous measurement on this line. There are two overlapping transitions, 171Yb(1/2-->3/2) and 173Yb(5/2-->3/2), which we resolve by applying a magnetic field. We thus obtain the hyperfine constants in the 3P1 state of the odd isotopes with a significantly improved precision. Knowledge of isotope shifts and hyperfine structure should prove useful for high-precision calculations in Yb necessary to interpret ongoing experiments testing parity and time-reversal symmetry violation in the laws of physics.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to The American Physical Society.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Depositing User: Id for Latest eprints
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2009 09:58
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:46
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/23680

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