We present an experimental technique to measure light shifts due to the nuclear spin independent (NSI) parity-nonconserving (PNC) interaction in the 7S 1/2 -6D 3/2 transition in ultracold 210 Fr atoms. The approach we propose is similar to the one by Fortson (Phys Rev Lett 70:2383, 10) to measure the PNC-induced light shift which arises from the interference of parity nonconserving electric dipole transition and electric quadrupole transition amplitudes. Its major advantage is that it can treat more than 10 4 ultracold 210 Fr atoms to enhance the shot noise limit. A relativistic coupled-cluster method has been employed to calculate the electric dipole transition amplitudes arising from the PNC interaction. Based on these calculations, we have evaluated the PNC-induced light shifts for transitions between the hyperfine levels of the 7S 1/2 and 6D 3/2 states and suitable transitions are identified for carrying out PNC measurements. It is possible in principle to probe new physics beyond the standard model with our proposed experimental scheme.
|Title of host publication||Exploring the World with the Laser|
|Subtitle of host publication||Dedicated to Theodor Hänsch on his 75th Birthday|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing|
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Published - 2018 Jan 2|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)