Measurement of the photoionization cross section of the (2p)5 (3p)3 D3 state of neon

Claessens, B. J. and Ashmore, J. P. and Sang, R. T. and MacGillivray, W. R. and Beijerinck, H. C. W. and Vredenbregt, E. J. D. (2006) Measurement of the photoionization cross section of the (2p)5 (3p)3 D3 state of neon. Physical Review A: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics , 73 (1). pp. 1-6. ISSN 1050-2947


We report a new measurement of the photoionization cross section for the 2p 5 3p 3D3 state of neon at the wavelengths of 351 and 364nm. These data were obtained by monitoring the decay of the fluorescence of atoms trapped in a magneto-optical atom trap under the presence of a photoionizing laser, a technique developed by Dinneen et al. [Opt. Lett. 17, 1706 (1992)]. We obtain absolute photoionization cross sections of [data omitted], an improvement in accuracy of a factor of 4 over previously published values. These new values are not consistent with published theoretical data.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
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Additional Information: © 2006 The American Physical Society. Open Access Journal. Please see publisher URL above for abstract with correct chemical description.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:36
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2013 23:57
Uncontrolled Keywords: neon; atom trap technique; photoionization
Fields of Research : 02 Physical Sciences > 0202 Atomic, Molecular, Nuclear, Particle and Plasma Physics > 020299 Atomic, Molecular, Nuclear, Particle and Plasma Physics not elsewhere classified
02 Physical Sciences > 0205 Optical Physics > 020599 Optical Physics not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970102 Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.73.012706

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