Precision measurement of the ratio of scalar to tensor transition polarizabilities for the cesium 6s-7s transition

Donghyun Cho, C. S. Wood, S. C. Bennett, J. L. Roberts, C. E. Wieman

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Abstract

The ratio of scalar to tensor transition polarirabilities (α/β) for the cesium 6S1/2F= 3 to 7S1/2F’ = 3 transilion has been mcasurcd using a spin-polarized atomic beam and an interference technique. Wc use an electric- and magnetic-ficld configuration where the Stark-induced electric dipole transition amplitudes arising from the scalar and tensor polarirobilities interfere. giving rise to large changes in the 6s-7s transition rate. The measured ratio is α/β=-9.905±0.011. This result represents a tenfold improvement in precision. and agrees well with previous nieasurcmcnts and calculations. The ratio α/β is of critical importance for ccsitini atomic parity violation esperiments. [Sl050-2947(97)08202-4]

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCollected Papers of Carl Wieman
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co.
Pages192-196
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9789812813787, 9812704159, 9789812704153
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Cho, D., Wood, C. S., Bennett, S. C., Roberts, J. L., & Wieman, C. E. (2008). Precision measurement of the ratio of scalar to tensor transition polarizabilities for the cesium 6s-7s transition. In Collected Papers of Carl Wieman (pp. 192-196). World Scientific Publishing Co.. https://doi.org/10.1142/9789812813787_0023