Optical spectroscopy in ion traps
Johannes-Gutenberg-University, Dept. of Physics, 55099 Mainz, Germany
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Revised: 1 March 2007
Published online: 4 May 2007
Spectroscopic experiments in static or dynamic ion traps have produced results of extremely high precision. They have been, however, performed mainly on systems with simple electronic level schemes as available in singly charged ions of the earth-alkaline elements. In this contribution the most complex system investigated so far, Eu+, is used as example to discuss the possibility of spectroscopy on superheavy elements in traps.
PACS: 32.80.Pj – Optical cooling of atoms; trapping / 33.80.Ps – Optical cooling of molecules; trapping / 39.30.+w – Spectroscopic techniques
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