Circular dichroism in the polarization of the fluorescence resulting from the decay of photoionized Ca atoms

J. B. West, K. Ueda, N. M. Kabachnik, K. J. Ross, H. J. Beyer, H. Kleinpoppen

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Abstract

Circular dichroism has been detected in the polarization of the fluorescence resulting from the decay of excited calcium ions. Synchrotron radiation was used to both ionize and excite calcium atoms from their ground state, and the photoejected electron was detected in coincidence with the polarized fluorescent photon. By introducing a degree of left, then right circularly polarized light into the incident photon beam the circular dichroism could be measured. The analysis of the results was carried out using recent developments of the statistical tensor method, and it was possible to determine the sign of the phase difference between the outgoing waves.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R9-R11
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Volume53
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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