Abstract

Unexpectedly strong 5<i>s</i>--><i>nd</i> electric quadrupole transitions have been observed in a <sup>85</sup>Rb MOT. We also report on the nonstatistical ratio of the fine-structure components of the dipole-allowed 5<i>s--></i><i>np</i> transitions.

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