Accession Number : AD0767666

Title :   On the Possibility of High Precision Beam-Foil Spectroscopy Using a Modified Lamb-Dip Technique,

Corporate Author : ARIZONA UNIV TUCSON DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Chow,W. ; Maio,A. D. ; Scully,M. O.

Report Date : 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The application of beam-foil techniques to high precision atomic physics is complicated by dispersion in the atomic velocities. This is analogous to the thermal Doppler broadening found in conventional laboratory sources. The advent of stable high-intensity laser sources has led to saturation (Lamb-dip) spectroscopy, which enables measurement eigenfrequencies and natural lifetimes independent of the Doppler width. The application of this idea to beam-foil experiments involves two (tunable) laser sources. A simple calculation suggests that the resolution might be improved by several orders of magnitude. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*ATOMIC SPECTROSCOPY, *LASERS), (*PARTICLE BEAMS, ATOMIC SPECTROSCOPY), RESOLUTION

Subject Categories : Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE