Optical Zeeman Spectroscopy of Ytterbium Monofluoride, YbF

Ma Tongmei, Cleone Butler, John M. Brown, Colan Linton, Timothy Steimle

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The Zeeman-induced shifts and splittings of low-J lines in the 0P 12 branch of the (0,0) band of the A 2Π 1/2X 2Σ + electronic transition of a cold molecular beam sample of ytterbium monofluoride, YbF, have been recorded. The Zeeman spectra for the 171YbF, 172YbF, and 174YbF isotopologues have been analyzed using a standard effective Hamiltonian approach. The magnetic g-factors determined for the A 2Π 1/2(v = 0) state are rationalized using the predicted and observed electronic state distribution. The observed Zeeman tuning of the levels in the A 2Π 1/2(v = 0) state is unexpectedly large; this is caused by mixing with the B 2Σ + state.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8038-8044
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry A
Volume113
Issue number28
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 16 2009

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Optical Zeeman Spectroscopy of Ytterbium Monofluoride, YbF. / Tongmei, Ma; Butler, Cleone; Brown, John M.; Linton, Colan; Steimle, Timothy.

In: Journal of Physical Chemistry A, Vol. 113, No. 28, 16.07.2009, p. 8038-8044.

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Tongmei, Ma ; Butler, Cleone ; Brown, John M. ; Linton, Colan ; Steimle, Timothy. / Optical Zeeman Spectroscopy of Ytterbium Monofluoride, YbF. In: Journal of Physical Chemistry A. 2009 ; Vol. 113, No. 28. pp. 8038-8044.
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