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Title: Laser diagnostics of the energy spectrum of Rydberg states of the lithium-7 atom

The spectra of excited lithium-7 atoms prepared in a magneto-optical trap are studied using a UV laser. The laser diagnostics of the energy of Rydberg atoms is developed based on measurements of the change in resonance fluorescence intensity of ultracold atoms as the exciting UV radiation frequency passes through the Rydberg transition frequency. The energies of various nS configurations are obtained in a broad range of the principal quantum number n from 38 to 165. The values of the quantum defect and ionization energy obtained in experiments and predicted theoretically are discussed.
Authors:
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  1. Russian Academy of Sciences, Joint Institute for High Temperatures (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22471947
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics; Journal Volume: 121; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2015 Pleiades Publishing, Inc.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; ATOMS; ENERGY SPECTRA; FLUORESCENCE; LASER RADIATION; LITHIUM 7; MAGNETO-OPTICAL EFFECTS; QUANTUM NUMBERS; RYDBERG STATES; TRAPS; ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION