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rf Spectroscopy with a single Ba+ ion.
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PMID:  11955145     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
We have employed the method of shelving to measure Zeeman resonances of a single trapped Ba+ ion. We use optical pumping to place the ion in a selected magnetic sublevel of either the 6S(1/2) ground state or the 5D(3/2) metastable state. The ion is exposed to an rf field, and a probing/shelving mechanism detects whether spin-flip transitions have taken place. We have observed rf transitions with linewidths of 15 Hz, limited by magnetic-field noise. We have also observed the shift in the Zeeman frequency when the ion is illuminated by off-resonant light. A simultaneous measurement of such light shifts in two atomic states of Ba+ will permit a precise determination of the ratio of transition matrix elements.
T W Koerber; M H Schacht; K R G Hendrickson; W Nagourney; E N Fortson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2002-03-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physical review letters     Volume:  88     ISSN:  0031-9007     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys. Rev. Lett.     Publication Date:  2002 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-04-16     Completed Date:  2002-05-13     Revised Date:  2003-11-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401141     Medline TA:  Phys Rev Lett     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  143002     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Physics, Box 351560, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195-1560.
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