Hyperfine induced intensity redistribution in In II

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We present a theoretical investigation of the hyperfine structure of the 5s5d D-3(2)-5s4f F-3(2,3)0 transitions in In II. Earlier work has failed in determining hyperfine constants for the upper levels of these transitions. We show that this is due to strong off-diagonal hyperfine interaction, which not only changes the position of the individual hyperfine lines but also introduces large intensity redistributions among the different hyperfine levels. We present hyperfine dependent gf-values and show that off-diagonal hyperfine interaction reduces some of the gf-values by two orders of magnitude, while others are increased by up to more than a factor of 6. We also discuss the influence on the hyperfine structure of an accurate representation of the level-splitting of the 5s4f configuration. We show that the hyperfine interaction in F-3(3)0 and F-1(3)0 is very hard to determine accurately even in a large-scale calculation, and we derive a semi-empirical method for adjusting our results using an experimentally known, diagonal hyperfine constant for 5s4f F-1(3)0. The resulting theoretical synthetic spectra reproduce the experimental values to high accuracy and facilitate the identification of all observed lines.


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TidskriftJournal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Utgåva nummer7
StatusPublished - 2010
Peer review utfördJa