Lifetime measurements in Yb II with time-resolved laser spectroscopy

Z. S Li, Sune Svanberg, P Quinet, X Tordoir, E Biemont

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Natural radiative lifetimes of 10 levels of singly ionized ytterbium have been measured with time-resolved laser spectroscopy. Free Yb+ ions were produced in a laser-induced plasma. A stimulated Brillouin scattering technique has been used to produce laser pulses as short as 1 ns for the excitation of short-lived Yb+ states. Pseudo-relativistic Hartree-Fock calculations, taking into account the core-polarization effects, have also been performed. A good agreement of the measured and the calculated lifetime values has been achieved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1731-1737
JournalJournal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1999

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  • Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics


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