Spectroscopy of Highly Excited Levels in Alkali Atoms using a CW Tunable Dye Laser
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The alkali atoms have a particularly simple electronic structure, and a very detailed theoretical understanding of their properties could perhaps be expected. Although a single valence electron is responsible for the gross features in the energy level diagram, excitations of core electrons can have a significant influence on such atomic parameters as fine and hyperfine coupling constants. With modern many-body computational techniques, such effects can be studied, and the alkali metals form natural test cases for the new theoretical methods.
KeywordsHyperfine Structure Energy Level Diagram Alkali Atom Hyperfine Coupling Constant Level Cross
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