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Precise measurement of hyperfine structure in the 2P(1/2) state of Li-7 using saturated-absorption spectroscopy

Singh, Alok K and Muanzuala, Lal and Natarajan, Vasant (2010) Precise measurement of hyperfine structure in the 2P(1/2) state of Li-7 using saturated-absorption spectroscopy. In: Physical Review A, 82 (4).

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Abstract

We report a precise measurement of the hyperfine interval in the 2P(1/2) state of Li-7. The transition from the ground state (D-1 line) is accessed using a diode laser and the technique of saturated-absorption spectroscopy in hot Li vapor. The interval is measured by locking an acousto-optic modulator to the frequency difference between the two hyperfine peaks. The measured interval of 92.040(6) MHz is consistent with an earlier measurement reported by us using an atomic-beam spectrometer Das and Natarajan, J. Phys. B 41, 035001 (2008)]. The interval yields the magnetic dipole constant in the P-1/2 state as A = 46.047(3), which is discrepant from theoretical calculations by > 80 kHz.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to The American Physical Society.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2010 11:08
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2010 11:08
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/33540

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