M1-E2 interference in the Zeeman effect of the 461.5 nm line of Bi I
Institute of Experimental Physics, University of Gdansk, Wita Stwosza 57, 80-952 Gdańsk, Poland
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Revised: 16 November 2005
Published online: 28 March 2006
Studies of the interference effect in the mixed-type forbidden line 461.5 nm are reported. A special computer program considering the M1-E2 interference was designed to obtain the predicted contour of the Zeeman structure of the line. By variation of free parameters, describing the line shape and the electric-quadrupole admixture, the calculated profiles were fitted into the recorded spectra. The E2 admixture found is (7.4± 0.4)%. Our result is compared with recent theories and other experiments.
PACS: 32.10.Fn – Fine and hyperfine structure / 32.60.+i – Zeeman and Stark effects / 32.70.Fw – Absolute and relative intensities / 31.15.Ct – Semi-empirical and empirical calculations (differential overlap, Hückel, PPP methods, etc.)
© EDP Sciences, Società Italiana di Fisica, Springer-Verlag, 2006