Hyperfine Interactions

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Development of precise nanosecond and picosecond dye lasers for spectroscopy of antiprotonic atoms

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Two laser systems were developed by the ASACUSA collaboration of CERN to carry out spectroscopy experiments on antiprotonic atoms. One of these was a continuous-wave pulse-amplified dye laser which was frequency-stabilized to a femtosecond frequency comb. The other generated 700-ps-long laser pulses of wavelengths λ = 266 and 532 nm using two stimulated Brillouin scattering cells filled with water.


Antiprotonic helium Nanosecond dye laser Frequency chirp 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für QuantenoptikGarchingGermany
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUniversity of TokyoBunkyo-kuJapan

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