Optical Spectroscopy

  • Manuel Vogel
Part of the Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics book series (SSAOPP, volume 100)


Confinement of particles in Penning traps yields two major advantages for spectroscopy, namely localisation for extended periods (i.e. the particle position is constant and well-known) and cooling (which leads to small Doppler shifts and broadening of transitions). Also, the particle ensemble can often be treated as a point-like source, which facilitates detection. We give a short account of the important aspects to optical spectroscopy when performed in a Penning trap.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion ResearchDarmstadtGermany

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