Abstract

We use two-photon resonant excitation and time-correlated single-photon counting techniques on a sample of  210Fr atoms confined and cooled in a magneto-optical trap to measure the lifetime of the 9s excited level. Direct measurement of the decay through the 7P3/2 level at 851 nm yields a lifetime of 107.53±0.80 ns.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

M. S. Safronova, W. R. Johnson, and A. Derevianko, Phys. Rev. A 60, 4476 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1998 (2)

E. Biémont, P. Quinet, and V. Van Renterghem, J. Phys. B 31, 5301 (1998).
[CrossRef]

M. Marinescu, D. Vrinceanu, and H. R. Sadeghpour, Phys. Rev. A 58, R4259 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1997 (3)

C. S. Wood, S. C. Bennett, D. Cho, B. P. Masterson, J. L. Roberts, C. E. Tanner, C. E. Wieman, Science 275, 1759 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. D. Sprouse and L. A. Orozco, Annu. Rev. Nucl. Part. Sci. 47, 429 (1997).
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Z.-T. Lu, K. L. Corwin, K. R. Vogel, C. E. Wieman, T. P. Dinneen, J. Maddi, and H. Gould, Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 994 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1996 (3)

1995 (1)

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1994 (3)

L. Young, W. T. Hill III, S. J. Sibener, S. D. Price, C. E. Tanner, C. E. Wieman, S. R. Leone, Phys. Rev. A 50, 2174 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

C. E. Theodosiou, Bull. Am. Phys. Soc. 39, 1210 (1994).

1990 (1)

E. Arnold, W. Borchers, H. T. Duong, P. Juncar, J. Lermé, P. Lievens, W. Neu, R. Neugart, M. Pellarin, J. Pinard, J. L. Vaille, K. Wendt, the ISOLDE Collaboration, J. Phys. B 23, 3511 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Arnold, E.

E. Arnold, W. Borchers, H. T. Duong, P. Juncar, J. Lermé, P. Lievens, W. Neu, R. Neugart, M. Pellarin, J. Pinard, J. L. Vaille, K. Wendt, the ISOLDE Collaboration, J. Phys. B 23, 3511 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Aubin, S.

S. Aubin, E. Gomez, L. A. Orozco, and G. D. Sprouse, Rev. Sci. Instrum (to be published).

S. Aubin, E. Gomez, L. A. Orozco, and G. D. Sprouse are preparing a manuscript to be called “Spectroscopy of the 9s level of 210Fr.”

Bennett, S. C.

C. S. Wood, S. C. Bennett, D. Cho, B. P. Masterson, J. L. Roberts, C. E. Tanner, C. E. Wieman, Science 275, 1759 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Biémont, E.

E. Biémont, P. Quinet, and V. Van Renterghem, J. Phys. B 31, 5301 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Borchers, W.

E. Arnold, W. Borchers, H. T. Duong, P. Juncar, J. Lermé, P. Lievens, W. Neu, R. Neugart, M. Pellarin, J. Pinard, J. L. Vaille, K. Wendt, the ISOLDE Collaboration, J. Phys. B 23, 3511 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Brewer, R. G.

Cho, D.

C. S. Wood, S. C. Bennett, D. Cho, B. P. Masterson, J. L. Roberts, C. E. Tanner, C. E. Wieman, Science 275, 1759 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Corwin, K. L.

Z.-T. Lu, K. L. Corwin, K. R. Vogel, C. E. Wieman, T. P. Dinneen, J. Maddi, and H. Gould, Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 994 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Derevianko, A.

M. S. Safronova, W. R. Johnson, and A. Derevianko, Phys. Rev. A 60, 4476 (1999).
[CrossRef]

DeVoe, R. G.

Dinneen, T. P.

Z.-T. Lu, K. L. Corwin, K. R. Vogel, C. E. Wieman, T. P. Dinneen, J. Maddi, and H. Gould, Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 994 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Duong, H. T.

E. Arnold, W. Borchers, H. T. Duong, P. Juncar, J. Lermé, P. Lievens, W. Neu, R. Neugart, M. Pellarin, J. Pinard, J. L. Vaille, K. Wendt, the ISOLDE Collaboration, J. Phys. B 23, 3511 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Dzuba, V. A.

V. A. Dzuba, V. V. Flambaum, and O. P. Sushkov, Phys. Rev. A 51, 3454 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. A. Dzuba and V. V. Flambaum, School of Physics, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales 2052, Australia (personal communication, 2003).

Flambaum, V. V.

V. A. Dzuba, V. V. Flambaum, and O. P. Sushkov, Phys. Rev. A 51, 3454 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. A. Dzuba and V. V. Flambaum, School of Physics, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales 2052, Australia (personal communication, 2003).

Fliller III, R. P.

J. M. Grossman, R. P. Fliller III, L. A. Orozco, M. R. Pearson, and G. D. Sprouse, Phys. Rev. A 62, 062502 (2000), and references therein.
[CrossRef]

Ghosh, A.

J. E. Simsarian, A. Ghosh, G. Gwinner, L. A. Orozco, G. D. Sprouse, and P. A. Voytas, Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 3522 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gomez, E.

S. Aubin, E. Gomez, L. A. Orozco, and G. D. Sprouse are preparing a manuscript to be called “Spectroscopy of the 9s level of 210Fr.”

S. Aubin, E. Gomez, L. A. Orozco, and G. D. Sprouse, Rev. Sci. Instrum (to be published).

Gould, H.

Z.-T. Lu, K. L. Corwin, K. R. Vogel, C. E. Wieman, T. P. Dinneen, J. Maddi, and H. Gould, Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 994 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Grossman, J. M.

J. M. Grossman, R. P. Fliller III, L. A. Orozco, M. R. Pearson, and G. D. Sprouse, Phys. Rev. A 62, 062502 (2000), and references therein.
[CrossRef]

Gwinner, G.

J. E. Simsarian, A. Ghosh, G. Gwinner, L. A. Orozco, G. D. Sprouse, and P. A. Voytas, Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 3522 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hill III, W. T.

L. Young, W. T. Hill III, S. J. Sibener, S. D. Price, C. E. Tanner, C. E. Wieman, S. R. Leone, Phys. Rev. A 50, 2174 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hoeling, B.

Johnson, W. R.

M. S. Safronova and W. R. Johnson, Phys. Rev. A 62, 022112 (2000).
[CrossRef]

M. S. Safronova, W. R. Johnson, and A. Derevianko, Phys. Rev. A 60, 4476 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Juncar, P.

E. Arnold, W. Borchers, H. T. Duong, P. Juncar, J. Lermé, P. Lievens, W. Neu, R. Neugart, M. Pellarin, J. Pinard, J. L. Vaille, K. Wendt, the ISOLDE Collaboration, J. Phys. B 23, 3511 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Knize, R. J.

Leone, S. R.

L. Young, W. T. Hill III, S. J. Sibener, S. D. Price, C. E. Tanner, C. E. Wieman, S. R. Leone, Phys. Rev. A 50, 2174 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lermé, J.

E. Arnold, W. Borchers, H. T. Duong, P. Juncar, J. Lermé, P. Lievens, W. Neu, R. Neugart, M. Pellarin, J. Pinard, J. L. Vaille, K. Wendt, the ISOLDE Collaboration, J. Phys. B 23, 3511 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Lievens, P.

E. Arnold, W. Borchers, H. T. Duong, P. Juncar, J. Lermé, P. Lievens, W. Neu, R. Neugart, M. Pellarin, J. Pinard, J. L. Vaille, K. Wendt, the ISOLDE Collaboration, J. Phys. B 23, 3511 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Lu, Z.-T.

Z.-T. Lu, K. L. Corwin, K. R. Vogel, C. E. Wieman, T. P. Dinneen, J. Maddi, and H. Gould, Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 994 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Maddi, J.

Z.-T. Lu, K. L. Corwin, K. R. Vogel, C. E. Wieman, T. P. Dinneen, J. Maddi, and H. Gould, Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 994 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Marinescu, M.

M. Marinescu, D. Vrinceanu, and H. R. Sadeghpour, Phys. Rev. A 58, R4259 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Masterson, B. P.

C. S. Wood, S. C. Bennett, D. Cho, B. P. Masterson, J. L. Roberts, C. E. Tanner, C. E. Wieman, Science 275, 1759 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Neu, W.

E. Arnold, W. Borchers, H. T. Duong, P. Juncar, J. Lermé, P. Lievens, W. Neu, R. Neugart, M. Pellarin, J. Pinard, J. L. Vaille, K. Wendt, the ISOLDE Collaboration, J. Phys. B 23, 3511 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Neugart, R.

E. Arnold, W. Borchers, H. T. Duong, P. Juncar, J. Lermé, P. Lievens, W. Neu, R. Neugart, M. Pellarin, J. Pinard, J. L. Vaille, K. Wendt, the ISOLDE Collaboration, J. Phys. B 23, 3511 (1990).
[CrossRef]

O’Connor, D. V.

D. V. O’Connor and D. Phillips, Time Correlated Single Photon Counting (Academic, London, 1984).

Orozco, L. A.

J. M. Grossman, R. P. Fliller III, L. A. Orozco, M. R. Pearson, and G. D. Sprouse, Phys. Rev. A 62, 062502 (2000), and references therein.
[CrossRef]

G. D. Sprouse and L. A. Orozco, Annu. Rev. Nucl. Part. Sci. 47, 429 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. E. Simsarian, A. Ghosh, G. Gwinner, L. A. Orozco, G. D. Sprouse, and P. A. Voytas, Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 3522 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. E. Simsarian, W. Shi, L. A. Orozco, G. D. Sprouse, and W. Z. Shao, Opt. Lett. 21, 1939 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Aubin, E. Gomez, L. A. Orozco, and G. D. Sprouse, Rev. Sci. Instrum (to be published).

S. Aubin, E. Gomez, L. A. Orozco, and G. D. Sprouse are preparing a manuscript to be called “Spectroscopy of the 9s level of 210Fr.”

Pearson, M. R.

J. M. Grossman, R. P. Fliller III, L. A. Orozco, M. R. Pearson, and G. D. Sprouse, Phys. Rev. A 62, 062502 (2000), and references therein.
[CrossRef]

Pellarin, M.

E. Arnold, W. Borchers, H. T. Duong, P. Juncar, J. Lermé, P. Lievens, W. Neu, R. Neugart, M. Pellarin, J. Pinard, J. L. Vaille, K. Wendt, the ISOLDE Collaboration, J. Phys. B 23, 3511 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Phillips, D.

D. V. O’Connor and D. Phillips, Time Correlated Single Photon Counting (Academic, London, 1984).

Pinard, J.

E. Arnold, W. Borchers, H. T. Duong, P. Juncar, J. Lermé, P. Lievens, W. Neu, R. Neugart, M. Pellarin, J. Pinard, J. L. Vaille, K. Wendt, the ISOLDE Collaboration, J. Phys. B 23, 3511 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Price, S. D.

L. Young, W. T. Hill III, S. J. Sibener, S. D. Price, C. E. Tanner, C. E. Wieman, S. R. Leone, Phys. Rev. A 50, 2174 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Quinet, P.

E. Biémont, P. Quinet, and V. Van Renterghem, J. Phys. B 31, 5301 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Roberts, J. L.

C. S. Wood, S. C. Bennett, D. Cho, B. P. Masterson, J. L. Roberts, C. E. Tanner, C. E. Wieman, Science 275, 1759 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sadeghpour, H. R.

M. Marinescu, D. Vrinceanu, and H. R. Sadeghpour, Phys. Rev. A 58, R4259 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Safronova, M. S.

M. S. Safronova and W. R. Johnson, Phys. Rev. A 62, 022112 (2000).
[CrossRef]

M. S. Safronova, W. R. Johnson, and A. Derevianko, Phys. Rev. A 60, 4476 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Shao, W. Z.

Shi, W.

Sibener, S. J.

L. Young, W. T. Hill III, S. J. Sibener, S. D. Price, C. E. Tanner, C. E. Wieman, S. R. Leone, Phys. Rev. A 50, 2174 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Simsarian, J. E.

J. E. Simsarian, W. Shi, L. A. Orozco, G. D. Sprouse, and W. Z. Shao, Opt. Lett. 21, 1939 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. E. Simsarian, A. Ghosh, G. Gwinner, L. A. Orozco, G. D. Sprouse, and P. A. Voytas, Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 3522 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sprouse, G. D.

J. M. Grossman, R. P. Fliller III, L. A. Orozco, M. R. Pearson, and G. D. Sprouse, Phys. Rev. A 62, 062502 (2000), and references therein.
[CrossRef]

G. D. Sprouse and L. A. Orozco, Annu. Rev. Nucl. Part. Sci. 47, 429 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. E. Simsarian, A. Ghosh, G. Gwinner, L. A. Orozco, G. D. Sprouse, and P. A. Voytas, Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 3522 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. E. Simsarian, W. Shi, L. A. Orozco, G. D. Sprouse, and W. Z. Shao, Opt. Lett. 21, 1939 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Aubin, E. Gomez, L. A. Orozco, and G. D. Sprouse are preparing a manuscript to be called “Spectroscopy of the 9s level of 210Fr.”

S. Aubin, E. Gomez, L. A. Orozco, and G. D. Sprouse, Rev. Sci. Instrum (to be published).

Sushkov, O. P.

V. A. Dzuba, V. V. Flambaum, and O. P. Sushkov, Phys. Rev. A 51, 3454 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Takekoshi, T.

Tanner, C. E.

C. S. Wood, S. C. Bennett, D. Cho, B. P. Masterson, J. L. Roberts, C. E. Tanner, C. E. Wieman, Science 275, 1759 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. Young, W. T. Hill III, S. J. Sibener, S. D. Price, C. E. Tanner, C. E. Wieman, S. R. Leone, Phys. Rev. A 50, 2174 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Theodosiou, C. E.

C. E. Theodosiou, Bull. Am. Phys. Soc. 39, 1210 (1994).

C. E. Theodosiou, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Toledo, Ohio, 43606 (personal communication, 1993).

Vaille, J. L.

E. Arnold, W. Borchers, H. T. Duong, P. Juncar, J. Lermé, P. Lievens, W. Neu, R. Neugart, M. Pellarin, J. Pinard, J. L. Vaille, K. Wendt, the ISOLDE Collaboration, J. Phys. B 23, 3511 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Van Renterghem, V.

E. Biémont, P. Quinet, and V. Van Renterghem, J. Phys. B 31, 5301 (1998).
[CrossRef]

van Wijngaarden, W. A.

W. A. van Wijngaarden J. Xia, and J. Quant. Spectroc. Radiat. Transfer 61, 557 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Vogel, K. R.

Z.-T. Lu, K. L. Corwin, K. R. Vogel, C. E. Wieman, T. P. Dinneen, J. Maddi, and H. Gould, Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 994 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Voytas, P. A.

J. E. Simsarian, A. Ghosh, G. Gwinner, L. A. Orozco, G. D. Sprouse, and P. A. Voytas, Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 3522 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Vrinceanu, D.

M. Marinescu, D. Vrinceanu, and H. R. Sadeghpour, Phys. Rev. A 58, R4259 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Wendt, K.

E. Arnold, W. Borchers, H. T. Duong, P. Juncar, J. Lermé, P. Lievens, W. Neu, R. Neugart, M. Pellarin, J. Pinard, J. L. Vaille, K. Wendt, the ISOLDE Collaboration, J. Phys. B 23, 3511 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Wieman, C. E.

Z.-T. Lu, K. L. Corwin, K. R. Vogel, C. E. Wieman, T. P. Dinneen, J. Maddi, and H. Gould, Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 994 (1997).
[CrossRef]

C. S. Wood, S. C. Bennett, D. Cho, B. P. Masterson, J. L. Roberts, C. E. Tanner, C. E. Wieman, Science 275, 1759 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. Young, W. T. Hill III, S. J. Sibener, S. D. Price, C. E. Tanner, C. E. Wieman, S. R. Leone, Phys. Rev. A 50, 2174 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wood, C. S.

C. S. Wood, S. C. Bennett, D. Cho, B. P. Masterson, J. L. Roberts, C. E. Tanner, C. E. Wieman, Science 275, 1759 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Xia, J.

W. A. van Wijngaarden J. Xia, and J. Quant. Spectroc. Radiat. Transfer 61, 557 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Yeh, J. R.

Young, L.

L. Young, W. T. Hill III, S. J. Sibener, S. D. Price, C. E. Tanner, C. E. Wieman, S. R. Leone, Phys. Rev. A 50, 2174 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Annu. Rev. Nucl. Part. Sci. (1)

G. D. Sprouse and L. A. Orozco, Annu. Rev. Nucl. Part. Sci. 47, 429 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Bull. Am. Phys. Soc. (1)

C. E. Theodosiou, Bull. Am. Phys. Soc. 39, 1210 (1994).

J. Phys. B (2)

E. Biémont, P. Quinet, and V. Van Renterghem, J. Phys. B 31, 5301 (1998).
[CrossRef]

E. Arnold, W. Borchers, H. T. Duong, P. Juncar, J. Lermé, P. Lievens, W. Neu, R. Neugart, M. Pellarin, J. Pinard, J. L. Vaille, K. Wendt, the ISOLDE Collaboration, J. Phys. B 23, 3511 (1990).
[CrossRef]

J. Quant. Spectroc. Radiat. Transfer (1)

W. A. van Wijngaarden J. Xia, and J. Quant. Spectroc. Radiat. Transfer 61, 557 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (3)

Phys. Rev. A (6)

L. Young, W. T. Hill III, S. J. Sibener, S. D. Price, C. E. Tanner, C. E. Wieman, S. R. Leone, Phys. Rev. A 50, 2174 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Marinescu, D. Vrinceanu, and H. R. Sadeghpour, Phys. Rev. A 58, R4259 (1998).
[CrossRef]

J. M. Grossman, R. P. Fliller III, L. A. Orozco, M. R. Pearson, and G. D. Sprouse, Phys. Rev. A 62, 062502 (2000), and references therein.
[CrossRef]

V. A. Dzuba, V. V. Flambaum, and O. P. Sushkov, Phys. Rev. A 51, 3454 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. S. Safronova, W. R. Johnson, and A. Derevianko, Phys. Rev. A 60, 4476 (1999).
[CrossRef]

M. S. Safronova and W. R. Johnson, Phys. Rev. A 62, 022112 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (2)

J. E. Simsarian, A. Ghosh, G. Gwinner, L. A. Orozco, G. D. Sprouse, and P. A. Voytas, Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 3522 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Z.-T. Lu, K. L. Corwin, K. R. Vogel, C. E. Wieman, T. P. Dinneen, J. Maddi, and H. Gould, Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 994 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Rev. Sci. Instrum (1)

S. Aubin, E. Gomez, L. A. Orozco, and G. D. Sprouse, Rev. Sci. Instrum (to be published).

Science (1)

C. S. Wood, S. C. Bennett, D. Cho, B. P. Masterson, J. L. Roberts, C. E. Tanner, C. E. Wieman, Science 275, 1759 (1997).
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Fig. 1

 210Fr energy levels and lasers relevant to the trapping operation and lifetime measurements.

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Fig. 2

Block diagram and timing sequence of the experiment. AM, amplitude modulated; EOM, electro-optic modulator.

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Fig. 3

Decay curve of the 9S1/2,F=13/2 level with fit residuals. (a) Binned data. (b) Counts minus the background. The line is a fit to an exponential decay. The lower plot shows the residuals of the fit divided by the statistical uncertainty of each point.

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Fig. 4

Comparison of the measured lifetime with theoretical predictions from radial matrix elements a,7 b,16 c,17 and semiempirical calculations d,19 e,20 f.21

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Table 1 Error Budget for 9s Lifetime Measurement

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