Laser spectroscopy of short-lived radium isotopes in a linear Paul trap has been performed. The isotope shifts of the 6d2D3/2-7p2P1/2 transition in 209-214Ra+, which are sensitive to the short-range part of the atomic wave functions, were measured. The results are essential experimental input for improving the precision of atomic structure calculations. This is indispensable for parity violation in Ra+ aiming at the determination of the weak mixing angle.
|Journal||Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2011 Aug 26|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics